CABI strengthens partnerships for development of biological control agents to control crop pests in Chile

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CABI scientists Dr Yelitza Colmenarez and Dr Richard Shaw have paid a visit to the Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) in Chile to help strengthen partnerships for the development of biological control agents to help control crop pests in the country. Dr Colmenarez, CABI’s Centre Director, Brazil, and Dr Shaw, Senior…
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Team of global experts to develop beneficial nematode-based biocontrol solution to fall armyworm

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CABI has joined a team of international experts to develop beneficial nematode-based biocontrol solutions to fight the devastating fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa. Entomopathogenic nematodes are tiny insect-killing worms, also called beneficial nematodes, and have been used for nearly a century as safer-to-use and more environmentally friendly biocontrol agents…
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CABI’s visit to the Philippines serves to further strengthen partnerships for greater food security in the region

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CABI has attended The Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024 – organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – as part of its visit to the Philippines and mission to further strengthen partnerships for greater food security in the region. The Forum featured more than 1,500 on sight…
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Crop success celebrated in Zambia after farmers plant virus-free cassava cuttings

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Smallholder cassava farmers in Zambia are celebrating success after growing their crops with clean cassava cuttings free from the potentially devastating Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) that threatens livelihoods and food security. Seventy percent of the 500 farmers in the Nsama District of Northern Province – that in February 2023…
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CABI publishes first guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of the Caribbean

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CABI has published the first ‘Guide to the Naturalized and Invasive Plants of the Caribbean’ which includes aquatics, climbers, grasses, herbs, shrubs, succulents, and trees that threaten biodiversity, livelihoods and economic development. The 384-page guide, by Dr Arne Witt, CABI’s Invasives Coordinator, South, details 100 of the more than 880…
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CABI Academy launches two new free courses in water and soil management

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The CABI Academy, an online learning platform that addresses a range of agricultural challenges faced by smallholder farmers around the world, has launched two new free short courses in water and soil management. CABI’s expertise in crop health, agricultural advisory services and digital development is brought together through the CABI…
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Annual Report and Work Plan of MARA-CABI Joint Lab witnesses “outstanding progress” throughout 2023

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The Annual Report and Work Plan, reviewed by the Steering Committee of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety, based in Beijing, has witnessed “outstanding progress” in all aspects of its research activities throughout 2023. The 16th Joint Lab Steering Committee meeting, held at…
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SciDev.Net provides communication training in Tanzania to help highlight risks of neglected tropical diseases

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SciDev.Net – through its Script training programme – has given some important communication lessons to journalists and researchers in Tanzania to help them better tell the story of the risks posed by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Dr Charles Wendo, SciDev.Net’s training coordinator, delivered a three-day workshop at the request of…
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CABI contributes to US $37 million FARM programme aimed at reducing pesticides and plastics in agriculture

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CABI is contributing to the US $37million Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management (FARM) programme aimed at reducing the use of pesticides and plastics in agricultural production. CABI is a co-financing partner of the FARM programme and will share its expertise in the research, development, and implementation of more sustainable and…
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CABI-led study shows benefits of chatgroups to human health can be replicated in plant health

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A CABI-led study has revealed that there is evidence of the benefits of chatgroups to human health which can also be replicated in plant health. The research analysed the opportunities and pitfalls of using chatgroups for plant health systems and examined the conditions for strengthening chatroom functions. It also considered…
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