CABI joins AMAST Network launched to battle AMR in the agrifood system

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CABI has joined the AMR in Agrifood Systems Transdisciplinary Network (AMAST) which has been launched to battle Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the agrifood system. The new network is setting sail to understand and tackle how AMR impacts UK food production from farm to fork and will harness perspectives from across…
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Ghanian women’s rights as farmers and extension service clients more recognised by men and women, study shows

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Many more men and women are now recognising women’s rights as individual farmers and agricultural extension service clients in Ghana – rather than as secondary household members, according to new research published by CABI. Following interventions by the CABI-led global PlantwisePlus programme, both men and women in the eight districts/municipalities…
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CABI and partners step up fight against devastating papaya mealybug on more farms in Kenya

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CABI, working with key Kenyan partners, is helping to protect livelihoods and food security by fighting the devastating papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) pest in five more major papaya growing counties in Kenya. Scientists from CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi have recently deployed Acerophagus papayae – an environmentally friendly…
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Most climate-vulnerable countries with highest hunger rates significantly under-represented in agrifood research

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The most climate-vulnerable countries with the highest hunger rates are significantly under-represented in agrifood research – sparking a need for urgent action and increased investments to redress this imbalance, a major new study has found. The ‘State of the Field for Research on Agrifood Systems’ report, published by The Juno…
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Third International Congress of Biological Control calls for greater collaboration on national and international policy

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The Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3) has called for greater understanding and collaboration on biological control in a national and international policy context to sustainably fight food security and food safety threatening crop pests and diseases. World experts in safer-to-use and more sustainable biological control products, that can…
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Senior Chinese delegation visit to Switzerland strengthens collaboration between joint labs for crop pest research

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A visit of senior managers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Chinese Embassy in Switzerland has served to strengthen collaboration between CAAS and CABI, particularly through the joint labs for crop pest research that will help smallholder farmers increase their livelihoods and food security. Dr Qiaoqiao Zhang,…
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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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