CABI shares expertise at COP15 summit seen as the “last chance” to reverse destruction of natural world

Farmer Odisyoso Bugayo clears prosopis from his land.
CABI has shared its expertise in the sustainable management of invasive non-native plants as part of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) which was seen as the “last chance” to reverse the destruction of the natural world. Nearly 200 countries came together during the high-level talks in Montreal, Canada, with the…
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CABI scientist wins Outstanding Woman Award

CABI scientist Dr MaryLucy Oronje has won the Outstanding Woman Award at the Kenya Avocado Excellence Awards (KAEA) held recently to recognise individuals and organizations for their contribution to Kenya’s avocado industry. Dr Oronje, who is based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, won the award for her…
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Case study explores a ‘One Health’ approach to crop and livestock care in Uganda

One health Uganda
The CABI Digital Library has published a new One Health Cases which explores how a ‘One Health’ approach to crop and livestock care in Uganda has been benefiting hundreds of smallholder farmers. The case study, entitled ‘How Crop-livestock Clinics Are Advancing One Health: A Pilot Case from Uganda,’ highlights the…
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Plans for digital plant health service in Malawi will benefit over 100,000 smallholder farmers

Woman in field
CABI is leading on the data organization and management of a new project that will see a digital plant health service established in Malawi to benefit over 100,000 smallholder farmers of maize, tomato, cassava, banana and groundnut crops. The Malawi Digital Plant Health Service (MaDiPHS) project, funded by the Norwegian…
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CABI and IDH sign MoU to explore collaboration on strengthening food value chains

Tea production in South India
CABI and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative have signed an MoU to explore opportunities to collaborate in strengthening food value chain for smallholder farmers within the IDH Landscapes programs with an initial focus in India and Southern Chad. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two parties…
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Greater awareness needed to increase uptake of invasive plant biocontrol in Europe, scientists say

A team of international scientists have conducted research which reveals that European Union professionals know less about the biological control of invasive plants than their counterparts in other parts of the world. To date, there have been over 500 biological control agents released against at least 220 invasive alien plant…
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New information portal launched to help in fight against pests and diseases of coconut

A new information portal called Cocopest has been launched at the 58th International Coconut Community (ICC) Session & Ministerial Meeting to help in the fight against pests and diseases of coconut – a crop that in 2020 was valued at USD $65 billion. The resource, which has been developed by…
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CABI and Uganda work towards plans for greater sustainable food security

CABI and senior officials from Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) other stakeholders are engaging in high-level talks with a view to greater collaboration towards ensuring better sustainable food security in the country. An initial meeting took place at Lake Victoria Serena…
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Papua New Guinea’s food security to be strengthened further through PlantwisePlus programme

  CABI is working with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government to help the country further strengthen its food security by moving towards the implementation of the PlantwisePlus programme. A meeting has been held between CABI, the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) and the National Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Authority…
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CABI shares expertise at 19th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Roots

International Society for Tropical Roots
CABI scientists have shared their expertise on the management of invasive species – which can affect the yields and livelihoods of smallholder farmers – as part of the 19th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Roots (ISTRC). The theme of the symposium was ‘Technological and business innovations for…
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