CABI projects win RIU 'Best Bets' funding
Two projects in which CABI is partnering have been awarded more than £730,000 in funding after proposals entered in Research into Use 'Best Bets' programme were successful.
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CABI reference books added to Credo Reference
Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to launch a new Publisher Collection with CABI. A whole set of CABI’s reference resources, never before available in electronic form, will be added soon to the completely customizable, full-text Credo Reference platform.
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Global boost for plant health
The monitoring and surveillance of plant pests and diseases is vital in any effort to improve biosecurity. CABI and its partners are scaling up efforts to improve plant health by linking up crucial information resources from around the world.
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Support farmers to cut crop losses
In an opinion piece for SciDev.net CABI's Dennis Rangi argues that reducing crop loss by keeping out alien pests and boosting plant health knowledge is crucial to food security.
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Bug tackles UK's knotty problem
The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced approval to release the psyllid, Alphalara itadori, to stop the spread of Japanese knotweed. This is the first time a biological control agent has been used against a weed in Europe. The press release quotes the lead researcher on the project, CABI's Dr Dick Shaw.
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'Plant doctors' - a global prescription for plant pests
The monitoring and surveillance of plant pests is vital in any effort to improve biosecurity. The Global Plant Clinic has developed an innovative approach to gathering information from some of the hardest to reach farmers in the world.
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Wide-ranging effort needed to control coffee wilt disease
Coffee wilt disease is one of the greatest natural disasters ever to afflict African coffee production. If concerted action is not taken, it will inevitably spread, writes CABI's Peter Baker.
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Are we inadvertently protecting invasive species in protected areas?
The presence of invasive species (mainly plants) in protected areas is a major threat to biodiversity and its conservation but many managers of such areas are not aware of the severity of the problem which is on their doorsteps...more
New agreement with CRC will boost biosecurity efforts in Australia
CABI is strengthening its network of international partnerships, becoming a Supporting Participant of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for National Plant Biosecurity, Australia.
CABI eBooks and Reviews now searchable through the Summon discovery tool
CABI has agreed to make all of its full-text content available through the Summon™ web-scale discovery service from Serials Solutions.
Watch the weevil-cam for National Insect Week
The biocontrol talents of the North American Azolla weevil can be seen in action on a live weevil-cam set up by CABI to mark National Insect Week in the UK.
Enhancements to CAB Direct further improve the user experience
Researchers, professionals, and librarians will have their work made even easier by a raft of user-driven enhancements to CAB Direct, the flagship delivery platform of life sciences publisher CABI, released on 1 July 2010
Helping Ethiopian and Rwandan farmers produce and sell better coffee
Smallholder coffee farmers in Ethiopia and Rwanda will be able to produce and export better quality coffee thanks to a new credit guarantee and technical support initiative to be put into action by Rabobank International Advisory Services and CABI.
Creating a research infrastructure for microbial resources
A proposal for a research infrastructure to improve access to high quality microbial resources and bring together European microbial resource collections and their stakeholders -- users, policy-makers, and potential funders – has been supported by CABI as a member of the Global Biological Resource Centre Network (GBRCN).
From research project to market: CABI team bulks up kale seed in Kenya
Two new varieties of kale have been licensed in Kenya, with a further three in the pipeline, thanks to a seed-bulking project funded by a CABI Innovation Award.
CABI resources are now just a swipe away
iPad users can now keep CABI’s internet resources, compendia, and databases literally at their fingertips, giving them greater access to research information whilst in the field or on the move.
Dr John Regazzi retires as Chair of CABI’s Board
After 12 years Dr John Regazzi is retiring as Chair of CABI’s Board, but to ensure continuity and a smooth transition he will remain as Chair Emeritus and Special Adviser to the CABI Board until the end of 2011.
John Ripley appointed as new Chair of CABI Board
Science and development organization CABI today announced that former Unilever Head of Corporate Development John Ripley will be taking up the role of Chair of the CABI Board with immediate effect.
CABI calls for increased vigilance in agriculture
Increasing global trade flows and climate change are likely to accelerate the spread of known pests and give rise to new pathogens, warned CABI’s Chief Executive Dr Trevor Nicholls, calling for more effective monitoring of the incidence and spread of pests and diseases in agriculture.
New book shows how bread and beer have made their mark on history
With food security remaining high on the international agenda, a new book explores the intimate links between the history of humankind and the history of agriculture, and shows how powerful societies rose, persisted, and waned in parallel with their food supply systems.
Make agriculture research count, CABI tells UN
In advance of the UK’s statement on Wednesday 22 September, science and agriculture organization CABI (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International) has called upon members of the UN to maintain or increase funding for agricultural research as part of their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target 2015.
Access and benefit-sharing could halt biological control, warns CABI
A highly effective, low cost and environmentally sound method of pest control will be under threat if the application of new international legislation to stamp out so-called biopiracy prevents researchers exporting and introducing species that can be used for the public good, the international science and development organization CABI has warned.
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Livestock is now available in English
The acclaimed reference work Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Livestock has now been published by CABI in English translation.
CAB Direct achieves COUNTER accreditation
Usage statistics reports for CAB Direct, the platform that delivers the world-leading CABI databases covering agriculture, global health and the environment, are now compliant with two Database Reports of the COUNTER Release 3 code of practice for the recording and exchange of online usage data.
Support farmers in growing a range of crops urges CABI
In the fight against malnutrition, supporting smallholder farmers in growing a range of crops is key, says Dr Joan Kelley, CABI’s Executive Director, Global Operations.
Centre of excellence in plant health launched in Nairobi
A major initiative that will increase the trade opportunities of African countries and prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests is being launched on 27 October 2010 by Kenya’s Agriculture Minister Dr Sally Kosgey.
Usage of CAB Direct platform doubles after Semantico increases Google access
CAB Direct, CABI's database platform that includes CAB Abstracts - the world-leading database covering applied life sciences - has just published its nine-millionth abstract
New book will fill vet services gap in developing countries, says Princess
HRH The Princess Royal has praised a new handbook for equine practitioners in developing countries, saying that it will help ‘close the gap’ caused by ‘a major lack of veterinary services’ in those countries.
New initiative aims to reduce poverty on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
A major international project to help reduce poverty in one of the poorest and most ecologically fragile regions of China was launched in September in Xining city, Qinghai Province, China.
Combined power of the wasp and midge set to oust invasive weed
The dominance of Russian knapweed, which has been crowding out North America’s native plants for the past 100 years, may soon be over as scientists prepare to distribute widely two natural control agents: the gall wasp Aulacidea acroptilonica and the gall midge Jaapiella ivannikovi.
CABI’s full-text articles now total 100,000
Life sciences publisher CABI now has 100,000 full-text articles available to subscribers to its world-leading databases on CAB Direct.
New platform for CABI Compendia makes information easier to access and use
The critically acclaimed Compendia products from life-sciences publisher CABI have been relaunched on a new platform and with new content, making it even easier for subscribers to access and use expert, encyclopaedic information covering the economic species of the world.
Review highlights knowledge gaps surrounding biofuels and land use change
A new paper, Biofuels and Land Use Change: A Science and Policy Review, prepared by science and agriculture organization CABI and Hart Energy Consulting, looks at key research that has been conducted on the subject of biofuels and land use change and analyses where the gaps in knowledge lie.
CABI to launch major push for improved soil health knowledge across Africa
Project will give farmers and policymakers in Sub-Saharan Africa knowledge they can use to improve soil fertility and boost farm productivity for millions