Partnerships promoted in research workshop to mark 20 years of collaboration between NIBIO and China

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The importance of partnerships has been promoted in a research workshop held to mark 20 years of collaboration between the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and China as part of efforts towards greater global food security. The opening of the Workshop was chaired by Nils Vagsted, the former Director…
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CABI-trained youths among 18,000 agripreneurs commissioned by Kenyan President William Ruto

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CABI-trained youths were among 18,000 agripreneurs commissioned by H.E William Ruto, President of Kenya, to help the country’s 7.5 million smallholder farmers increase their livelihoods and the nation’s ability to sufficiently feed itself. The agripreneurs, representing all 47 counties in Kenya, were commissioned by President Ruto at the 61st Madaraka…
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CABI wins FAO Partnership Award 2024 in recognition of efforts towards sustainable development

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CABI has won the FAO Partnership Award 2024 in recognition and reward of its noteworthy and effective partnerships that contribute to achieving sustainable development around the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) bestowed the honour on CABI and the Ulsan Metropolitan University to mark strong…
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Government approved document provides firm guidelines for the operation of Nepal’s plant clinics nationwide

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) in Nepal has approved a document which provides comprehensive guidelines and procedures for the operation of PlantwisePlus plant clinics nationwide. Establishment of the Plant Clinic Programme Operations Procedure marks a significant milestone in the plant health sector of Nepal, aiming to streamline…
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Sustainable crop pest management options highlighted at Veggies 4 Planet & People First International Conference

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Recommendations for safer and sustainable crop pest management have been made as part of the Veggies 4 Planet & People First International Conference held to share research findings, lesson and experiences that would help increase healthy vegetable production and consumption in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya,…
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PlantwisePlus supports Global Alliance Against Hunger and Poverty revealed at G20-MACS summit in Brazil

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CABI’s PlantwisePlus programme is supporting plans for a Global Alliance Against Hunger and Poverty proposed by Brazil’s G20 presidency recently at the 13th Meeting of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (G20-MACS) summit in Brasilia, Brazil. The Global Alliance, to be launched alongside the G20 summit in November this year, will raise…
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Natural Enemies Field Reservoirs play critical role in management of papaya mealybug, CABI study reveals

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Natural Enemies Field Reservoirs – technology created by the late CABI scientist Riaz Mahmood – play a crucial role in the sustainable management of the papaya mealybug pest according to new CABI-led research in the journal Biological Control. The researchers found that the establishment of farmer-managed Natural Enemies Field Reservoirs…
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New project to use earth observation data and climate forecasts for targeted management of wheat blast disease

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CABI is leading a new project using earth observation data and climate forecasts for targeted management of wheat blast disease in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Wheat blast (Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum or ‘MoT’) is a severe problem in Bangladesh and South America amid humid, warmer climates and…
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Panel discussion explores space-enabled technologies for innovation in agriculture

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The Embassy of Switzerland in the UK in collaboration with CABI has organised a panel discussion and networking reception to explore how space-enabled technologies can be used to boost innovation in agriculture and improve food security. On behalf of His Excellency Mr Markus Leitner, the Ambassador of Switzerland to the…
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Data is crucial for treating diseases, cancer, and mental health, WHO Chief Scientist tells SciDev.Net

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Sir Jeremy Farrar, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), has told SciDev.Net in an exclusive opinion piece interview that better data is crucial for treating infectious diseases as well as heart disease, cancer, and mental health. Dr Farrar said investments in scientific systems are vital – particularly in…
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