CABI to lead assessment of data across ACIAR research portfolio

CABI is to lead an assessment of data management and FAIR data principles in research conducted by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) with a view to considering the barriers to data utility in its investment portfolio. The six-month project will see CABI engaging with ACIAR Research Programme…
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CABI to assess biological controls in fight against diamondback moth, fall and beet armyworms in Malaysia

Diamondback moth
CABI is preparing to conduct efficacy field trials for safer-to-use and more environmentally-friendly biological control products to tackle the devastating crop pests diamondback moth, fall armyworm and beet armyworm in Malaysia. Scientists at CABI’s regional centre in Malaysia have been commissioned by AgBiTech – a global leader in biological solutions…
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CABI looks to help turn the tide on Ascension Island’s prickly issue of invasive Mexican thorn

Spreading Mexican Thorn on Ascension-4
CABI is working in partnership with the Ascension Island Government Conservation and Fisheries Directorate (AIGCFD) as part of a new project to tackle Ascension Island’s prickly problem of the highly invasive Mexican thorn (Prosopis juliflora) – the most damaging invasive species on the island. Funded by The Darwin Initiative –…
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CABI to share expertise as part of new £10m centre with mission to create green revolution in agriculture

CABI is to share its expertise as part of a new £10m centre with a mission to create a green revolution in agriculture as well as rescuing threatened species and restoring natural habitats. Dr Matthew Ryan, Curator, Genetic Resource Collection at CABI, has today welcomed news that the £10m Leverhulme…
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CABI Distribution Database reaches million milestone

Red fire ant worker on tree. focus on head.
The CABI Distribution Database has reached a historic milestone with over 300,000 distribution records added in 2021 – meaning the resource now holds over 1.1 million geographic records of living organisms which are important to agriculture and the environment. The database covers over 55,000 species, across key areas such as…
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Uganda High Commissioner to Kenya and CABI delegation discuss enhanced collaboration and partnership

High commissioner
His Excellency Dr Ambassador Hassan Waswa Galiwango – Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kenya – recently hosted a CABI delegation at the Country’s Nairobi Mission who appraised him on CABI’s work in Uganda. For over four decades CABI’s collaboration with the government has contributed significantly towards solving problems in agriculture and…
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New project aims to review and help strengthen national Soil Information Systems

CABI has been awarded a $1.07 million contract from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead a comprehensive study of national Soil Information Systems (SIS) in several countries including India, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania also capturing learning from the USA, UK, countries within the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,…
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Impact of climate change on ticks and tick-borne infections addressed in new CABI book

The impact of climate change on ticks and tick-borne infections is addressed in a new book published by CABI that includes expert opinions and predictions, global coverage of trends in ticks and disease as well as an in-depth examination of climate change and tick distribution links. ‘Climate, Ticks and Disease,’…
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New SciDev.Net Spotlight series focuses on ‘road to climate justice’

SciDev.Net – the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development – is focusing on the ‘road to climate justice’ as part of its Spotlight series. Spotlights are collections of articles, including interviews and features, which give readers a more…
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CABI to recruit global editorial board for a new collection of ‘One Health’ resources launching in 2022

One Health journal
In 2022, CABI will launch a new set of transdisciplinary One Health resources. Stressing the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, ecosystems and their shared environment, the collection consists of CABI One Health – an Open Access journal, One Health Cases – a curated collection of real-life examples of One Health…
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