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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CABI’s expertise in Earth Observation technology for greater food security highlighted at EO4AGRI 2024

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CABI’s expertise in the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology to tackle crop pests for greater food security has been highlighted at the EO for Agriculture Under Pressure (EO4AGRI) 2024 workshop held in Frascati, Italy. Dr Bryony Taylor, CABI’s Head of Data Sciences and Modelling, delivered a presentation giving an…
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CABI’s expertise in plant health management highlighted at symposium to mark International Day of Plant Health

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CABI’s expertise in plant health management has been highlighted at a symposium at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels which was held to mark International Day of Plant Health. Dr MaryLucy Oronje, CABI’s scientist in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, spoke about examples of plant health networks and…
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CABI-led review of Soil Information Systems highlighted at Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit

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A CABI-led review of national Soil Information Systems (SIS) in seven countries in Africa – as well as the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – has been highlighted at the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit was held to deliberate on Africa’s recent widespread…
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CABI appoints new Chief Financial Officer

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CABI is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonard (Leo) Kimutai Tonui as its next Chief Financial Officer. Mr Kimutai has also joined the CABI Board as an Executive Director following the approval of his appointment by CABI’s 48 Member Countries. He will be based at CABI’s Nairobi office. Dr…
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Study explores biology, impact, management and potential distribution of destructive longhorn beetle

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A new study, published in the Journal of Pest Science, explores the biology, impact, management, and potential distribution of the invasive, red-necked longhorn beetle (Aromia bungii) which has recently invaded Japan, Germany, and Italy. The review is mainly based on Chinese literature and intended to reveal the rather concealed but…
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Support for greater plant health highlighted at Commission of Phytosanitary Measures

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Support for greater plant health has been highlighted at the 18th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. The CPM is the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC),…
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