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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World scientists scrutinize latest research on maize insect pests which threaten global food security

IWGO Conference 2019
IWGO Conference 2019 delegates Nearly 100 experts from more than 20 countries around the world convened to present the very latest research on how to fight a range of devastating maize insect pests – including corn borers, rootworms, bollworms and fall armyworms – that threaten global…
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CABI scientists track wheat aphids and their natural enemies for better pest management in Pakistan

Aphids damaging wheat spikes
For the first time, CABI scientists have studied the distribution and population dynamics of wheat aphids and their natural enemies in Pakistan through seasons and periods of time. This research could be useful to develop better pest management methods and safer, healthier crops in wheat production.
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Value of biological controls to fight crop pests highlighted at symposium in Chile

Yelitza Colmenarez conducting fields trials
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.
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Space-age pest monitoring pays dividends for farmers in Kenya

Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner, speaking at the launch
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.
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Plantwise’s efforts to increase food security in Bolivia praised by government

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