PlantwisePlus launches to help farmers in Ghana produce more and higher quality food

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A new CABI-led worldwide programme – PlantwisePlus – launches in Ghana to help smallholder farmers produce more and high-quality food. Special emphasis will be placed on improving extension services for the country’s female farmers who have limited access to extension advisory services, including plant health services due to various challenges.…
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Uganda enjoys increased capacity to access more profitable regional and European markets

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Uganda is enjoying increased capacity to access more profitable regional and European markets for its fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a project aimed at helping the country comply with sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements. Uganda is now exporting 5.8 million tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables worth US$35 million…
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CABI and CASA attend African Green Revolution Summit to showcase efforts towards greater food security in Africa

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CABI has joined colleagues from the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) programme at the annual African Green Revolution Conference (AGRF) to showcase their efforts towards greater food security in Africa. The theme of the AGRF was ‘Grow, Nourish, Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems.’ The conference…
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PhD student steps up fight against ragweed which is rated world’s fourth most serious invasive weed

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CABI is co-supervising a new PhD student who is stepping up the fight against common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) which is considered the world’s fourth most serious invasive weed. Common ragweed, which originates from North America, reduces crop yields, shifts flora of natural habitats, and seriously negatively impacts human health. Its…
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Agreement signed to strengthen collaboration for PlantwisePlus programme in Pakistan

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CABI in Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agriculture Department of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Government to strengthen collaboration for the CABI-led PlantwisePlus programme aimed at growing safer and higher quality food through sustainable approaches to crop production. PlantwisePlus will help countries predict, prepare themselves for and…
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First articles published in CABI One Health journal

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The first articles in the new CABI One Health journal have now been published – stressing the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, ecosystems and their shared environment. Among the first four articles published are an editorial, ‘To meat or not to meat: A One Health perspective on animal-source food consumption’,…
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PlantwisePlus launches to help farmers in Zambia produce more and higher quality food

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A new CABI-led worldwide programme – PlantwisePlus – has launched in Zambia to help smallholder farmers produce more and high-quality food. PlantwisePlus will support Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) predict, prepare and prevent a range of plant health issues which put food security and livelihoods at risk. The new programme…
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Study highlights mass rearing capabilities of an important natural enemy to fight brown marmorated stink bug pest

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A study involving scientists from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory (Joint Lab) has highlighted the mass rearing capabilities of a natural enemy to fight the brown marmorated stink bug pest. Dr Feng Zhang, CABI’s Regional Director, East & South-East Asia, led research which shows…
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Multi-channel approach to extension reaps benefits for farmers fighting fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda

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A multi-channel approach to extension reaps greater benefits for smallholder farmers fighting the fall armyworm pest in Eastern Rwanda according to new CABI-led research published in the journal Food and Energy Security. The study, which was led by Dr Justice Tambo and included colleagues from CABI’s regional centre for Africa…
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Value placed on resources and decisions in farming in Ethiopia differs across genders, study reveals

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A new study published in the CABI Agriculture & Bioscience journal has revealed that major empowerment resources and decision-makings that are valuable to men and women vary across gender and farming systems in Ethiopia. Lead author Wole Kinati, from the University of New England, Australia, and fellow researchers found that,…
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