Improving the livelihoods of smallholder maize farmers around the Mekong

Project inception workshop in Beijing 2012
After rice, maize is the most important crop in the Mekong Delta. Insects including the Asian corn borer are a major threat to production. Fear of crop losses, together with a lack of alternative measures, can result in overuse of pesticides - posing health risks to farmers, consumers and the…
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CABI teams up with ÉLÉPHANT VERT to fight crop-destroying locusts and grasshoppers

CABI has teamed-up with Swiss biological control producers ÉLÉPHANT VERT to lead a fresh fight against the global scourge of crop-destroying locusts and grasshoppers with a safe and environment friendly product – Green Muscle™.
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CABI calls for greater investment in food security programmes to help stem global rise in hunger

CABI is today calling for greater investment in food security programmes to help stem the global rise in hunger following the publication of a UN report which says more than 820 million people worldwide are still going to bed hungry.
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MARDI-CABI Joint Laboratory Kicks Off in Malaysia

The 1st Steering Committee meeting of the Joint Laboratory between the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), has this week taken place at the MARDI headquarters in Malaysia.
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Extension campaigns launched help fight Fall armyworm in Kenya and Uganda

Since 2017, CABI and partners have launched a series of extension campaigns in Kenya and Uganda in the fight against the invasive pest fall armyworm. These campaigns used integrated ICT-enabled approaches combining radio, SMS, and community video screenings with the aim of improving awareness, knowledge and management practices for fall…
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Newly appointed FAO Director General, Dr Qu Dongyu, plays important role in building China-CABI partnership

Dr Qu Dongyu, Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), has been appointed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
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