CABI searches for biological control to halt surge of papaya mealybug menace in Kenya

Papaya mealybug can devastate a whole crop unless it is controlled CABI scientists are working with partners in Kenya to find a natural enemy to fight the invasive papaya mealybug pest (Paracoccus marginatus) which can devastate whole crops if left unmanaged. Fernadis Makale, an Invasive Species…
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CABI joins forces to fight fruit fly and mango hopper pests in Pakistan

MoU signing: Riaz Mahmood-Biological Control NEFR Specialist-CABI, Prof Dr Abdu Ghani Lanjar, Dean Faculty of Crop Protection (FCPT)-SAU, Prof Dr Mujeebuddin Memon, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Engineer Syed Nadeem Shah, Project Director-SIAPEP A tripartite agreement has been signed by CABI’s Biological Control NEFR…
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CABI joins effort to sequence genomes of every known species of plant, animal, fungi and protozoa in the British Isles

Tree of Life
The Darwin Tree of Life Project will sequence the genetic codes of 66,000 species in the UK CABI is helping to ‘unlock’ the mysteries of natural life itself by taking part in the Darwin Tree of Life Project (DToL) which aims to sequence the genetic codes…
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Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Coffee production in Rwanda Nairobi, Kenya, 5 November, 2019 - The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s…
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CABI shares plant health expertise at 31st IPPC Technical Consultation held in Nigeria

IPPC meeting
Members of the IPPC among Regional Plant Protection Agencies who met in Nigeria CABI has shared its expertise on plant health at the 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation (TC) among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) held in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr Roger Day, Programme…
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CABI Switzerland welcomes first two exchange scientists from China at the newly established MARA China – CABI European Laboratory

Fall armyworm damage to maize
Fall armyworm attacking maize – one of the world’s most widely-consumed staple food crops Two experts in the field of biological pest control are on secondment for three months from the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) to the European arm of…
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New study calls for Integrated Pest Management techniques to fight fall armyworm

Fall armyworm
The fall armyworm attacking maize – just one of over a hundred crops the pest targets CABI scientists are recommending the use of more environmentally sustainable biological controls, as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy, to fight the fall armyworm (FAW) instead of favouring…
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CABI joins forces with Research4Life to improve access to research in the developing world

Female scientist
CABI has joined forces with Research4Life in a bid to reduce the knowledge gap between the industrialized North and the emerging economies of the Global South through greater access to a range of research resources relating to agriculture, the environment and other applied sciences. CAB Abstracts – an online platform…
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Life-changing Plantwise programme joins the Million Lives Club

Farmers in Nepal
CABI’s Plantwise programme, which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases, has become a Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club – an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in improving the lives of those living on less than $5…
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CABI teams up with Koppert to lead biological fight against devastating tomato pest in Kenya

A farm manager checks for Tuta absoluta on tomato crops in Kajiado County, Kenya
CABI has joined forces with world-leading biological control specialists Koppert to step-up a more sustainable fight against the tomato farmer’s worst enemy – the tomato leafminer, known scientifically as Tuta absoluta – which in Kenya alone causes 50-80 percent yield loss if no control method is applied.
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