CABI and CALA Homes reach new ‘landmark’ in new headquarters and homes development

CABI CALA Key Handover
CABI has handed over the keys to its former headquarters to CALA Homes – paving the way for a move into its new state-of-the-art office and the completion of the 91-home Carmel Meadows development in Wallingford. The move means CABI’s outdated building – a former school from the 1960s –…
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CABI-led Africa Soil Health Consortium helps over a million farmers grow more and better crops

Farmers discussing the effectiveness of banana print material during a pre-test activity in Tanzania The CABI-led Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) has reached more than 1.3 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, helping them to grow more and better crops. Improved information is critical to increase…
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MARA China-CABI Joint Lab comes into strategic focus amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Steering Committee (SC) members of the MARA China-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety and MARA China-CABI European Laboratory have met to review the laboratories’ achievements over the past year as well as set out strategic plans for 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural…
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CABI signs open letter to UN, G-20 and national governments on food security amid COVID-19

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CABI CEO Dr Trevor Nicholls has been one of the first to put his name, on behalf of the organisation, to an open letter on COVID-19 and agriculture for food and nutrition security addressed to the United Nations (UN), G-20 and national governments. The letter, that has also been signed…
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‘Alien’ plants do not adversely impact native tree species in Tanzania’s Amani Botanical Garden

Amani Botanical Garden
CABI scientists have collaborated on new research which reveals that a range of invasive plants studied do not have a negative impact upon the seed germination, seedling survival or seedling communities of native trees in the Amani Botanical Garden (ABG) in Tanzania. Dr René Eschen and Dr Urs Schaffner joined…
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Nematode-based solution offers possible ‘weapon’ in arsenal against devastating fall armyworm pest

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A PhD student from the University of Neuchâtel and CABI in Switzerland is collaborating with plant protection scientists of Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resource Development Board (RAB) and farmers to find a viable biocontrol solution for the devastating fall armyworm (FAW) as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy…
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