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Yelitza Colmenarez conducting fields trials

Value of biological controls to fight crop pests highlighted at symposium in Chile

The benefits of using biological controls to fight a range of crop pests threatening food security in the Neotropical region has been highlighted by CABI at the 4th Chilean Biological Control Symposium and the 1st Latin American Biological Control Symposium held this week in the city of Chillán, Chile.

Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner, speaking at the launch

Space-age pest monitoring pays dividends for farmers in Kenya

Space-age technology to provide farmers with an early warning of pest outbreaks, which could devastate their crops and livelihoods, is paying dividends by increasing yields and reducing losses for maize farmers in Kenya.

Dr Yelitza Colmenarez (fourth from right) with Mr Luis Alberto Alpire Sánchez (centre) receiving recognition for Plantwise from the Bolivian Government

Plantwise’s efforts to increase food security in Bolivia praised by government

The Bolivian Government has praised the CABI-led Plantwise programme, which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases, for contributing towards the country’s efforts to increase its local, regional and national food security.

Partners step-up efforts to improve Pakistan’s food export capabilities to China and beyond

CABI is busy working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) to help Pakistan’s Ministry for National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R) enhance the country’s capacity to increase food exports to China and other countries around the world.

Funding boost to help CABI ensure greater global food security

CABI has today received a funding boost from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) which will help it increase its efforts to help ensure global food security by stepping up the fight against crop pests and diseases.

Fertilizer Optimization Tool to increase farmers’ yields highlighted at CODATA 2019 Conference

CABI has highlighted the benefits of digital agriculture, through the range of Fertilizer Optimization Tools, at the CODATA 2019 Conference in Beijing, China, including how the Fertilizer Optimizer app in Uganda increased some farmers yields seven-fold.

Strong partnerships towards global food security focus at CABI’s 20th Review Conference

Creating stronger partnerships to help build an inclusive and sustainable future for millions of smallholder farmers and greater global food security was the focus of CABI’s 20th Review Conference held on 12-13 September 2019 at the Runnymede Hotel in Egham, UK.

Script launches science communication award for Master’s degree students and graduates

Science-based Master’s degree students and graduates in Africa stand a chance to win an expenses-paid trip and two-day mentorship at The Conversation Africa by writing a clear, concise and jargon-free 800-word article about their research.

CABI’s Global Health provides free open access to aid Hurricane Dorian recovery

CABI’s Global Health – the go-to bibliographic database for the study and practice of national, regional and international public health – is making relevant content available for free to support the international relief effort following Hurricane Dorian.

CABI collaborates to improve resistance of Kenya’s cabbage and kale crops to TuMV disease

A team of international scientists from the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kenya), NIAB EMR (UK), University of Warwick (UK), CABI (Kenya) and Syngenta (Netherlands) are seeking to improve the resistance of Kenya’s cabbage and kale crops to TuMV.