CABI Academy digital teaching resources addressing agricultural challenges now available in Bolivia

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The CABI Academy addresses a multitude of agricultural challenges faced by smallholder farmers around the world. Our flagship courses are now available for free in Bolivia; helping extension workers to advise on how to best tackle issues such as crop-devastating pests and diseases. The available courses are Crop Pest Diagnosis…
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SciDev.Net readers’ conference questions future proofing land use

SciDev.Net has hosted its latest Readers’ Conference Call on the subject of future-proofing land use, with guest speakers shedding light on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Isaac Dladla, an environmental management and climate change practitioner who heads the Eswatini Environment Authority (EEA)…
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Palm tree story wins in SciDev.Net journalism awards

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A story about a farmer in Algeria who invented a device which can water his palm trees automatically has won the ‘News Article of the Year’ in the annual SciDev.Net journalism awards. Riaz Mazouzi’s prize-winning story ‘He could not find workers, so he invented a regulator that watered his palms,’…
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Science podcast aired by student radio

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SciDev.Net’s Africa Science Focus podcast has joined forces with The University of Johannesburg’s campus radio station UJFM. The station has agreed to broadcast the award-winning weekly episodes – extending the podcast’s global reach of more than 500,000 listeners. The new partnership comes as the Africa Science Focus podcast is now…
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Extension campaign helps nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana increase maize productivity

A CABI-led pilot project has helped nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana tackle fall armyworm and stalk borer by broadcasting advice from a network of Community Information Centres (CICs) with a view to increasing their yields of maize. One hundred CICs were engaged in the Bono and Bono East Regions of…
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Experts call on governments to start including animal welfare in sustainable development governance

Scientists and other experts are calling on governments to start including animal welfare in sustainable development governance now in order to work towards a healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable world for all. The CABI One Health journal has published a commentary from a team of experts ahead of the…
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