CABI shares expertise at 4th International Phytosanitary Conference 2023 held in Kenya

CABI has shared its expertise in helping countries achieve robust Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) systems to sustainably improve livelihoods and strengthen food security at the 4th International Phytosanitary Conference 2023 held in Kenya. Dr Morris Akiri, Senior Regional Director, Africa, attended the event which was hosted by the Kenya Plant…
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CABI joins forces in first release of parasitic Asian wasp to fight devastating invasive fruit fly in Switzerland

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CABI has teamed up with Agroscope and the phytosanitary office of the canton Ticino in the first experimental release of the parasitic Asian wasp Ganaspis brasiliensis to fight the invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii which has been devastating berry, stone fruit and grape crops in Switzerland. The parasitic Asian wasp…
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CABI’s expertise in biological control of weeds in Latin America highlighted during Science Summit at UNGA78

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CABI’s expertise in the biological control of weeds in Latin America has been highlighted during the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78). This includes the use of Classical Biological Control (CBC) for Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) such as rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis)…
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CABI highlights support for climate-resilient food systems at the Africa Food Systems Forum

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CABI has highlighted its support for climate- resilient food systems – in line with its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) 2023-2025 – at the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 (also known as AGRF 2023) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In light of challenges from climate change, population growth, economic downturns, and…
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Early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management advice contributes to greater food security in Ghana

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Smallholder maize farmers in Ghana provided with early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advice about the fall armyworm pest enjoyed greater food security than their counterparts who were not privy to such information. A new CABI-led study, published in the journal Food Security, reveals that smallholder maize…
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CABI and EWS-KT join hands to improve information accessibility in agriculture

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CABI and East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation (EWS-KT) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide education and training opportunities for smallholder farmers, farmer trainers and extension workers, and other agriculture sector professionals. This partnership will enable widespread utilization of scientific knowledge for improving crop quality and yield and…
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CABI to publish Royal Entomological Society Handbooks series

A deal has been agreed for CABI to publish all future editions of the Royal Entomological Society’s (RES) series Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. The much-loved series has helped amateur and professional entomologists with insect identification and taxonomy since 1949. The partnership provides the RES with a full…
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CABI supports floating pennywort weevil release in Barnsley, UK

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A joint venture between Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency has funded the release of a biocontrol agent at a site in Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK, to help tackle one of our most invasive aquatic plants – floating pennywort. In July 2023, the weevil was introduced into a large pond owned…
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Study demonstrates the value of citizen science to monitor natural enemy in fight against invasive Siam weed

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CABI has led new research which demonstrates the value of using citizen science to monitor the establishment and spread of a natural enemy to fight the invasive shrub Chromolaena odorata – also known as Siam weed – in South and South-East Asia. Dr Matthew Cock, a CABI Emeritus Fellow, used…
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CABI renews agreement with Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CABI has renewed its agreement to work in partnership with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI). This is part of joint efforts to help ensure greater sustainable food security in Malaysia through the Joint Laboratory platform – conducting research and development in areas of mutual interest. Specifically, the…
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