CABI Switzerland welcomes first two exchange scientists from China at the newly established MARA China – CABI European Laboratory

Fall armyworm damage to maize
Fall armyworm attacking maize – one of the world’s most widely-consumed staple food crops Two experts in the field of biological pest control are on secondment for three months from the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) to the European arm of…
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Life-changing Plantwise programme joins the Million Lives Club

Farmers in Nepal
CABI’s Plantwise programme, which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases, has become a Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club – an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in improving the lives of those living on less than $5…
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CABI teams up with Koppert to lead biological fight against devastating tomato pest in Kenya

A farm manager checks for Tuta absoluta on tomato crops in Kajiado County, Kenya
CABI has joined forces with world-leading biological control specialists Koppert to step-up a more sustainable fight against the tomato farmer’s worst enemy – the tomato leafminer, known scientifically as Tuta absoluta – which in Kenya alone causes 50-80 percent yield loss if no control method is applied.
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Strong partnerships towards global food security focus at CABI’s 20th Review Conference

Creating stronger partnerships to help build an inclusive and sustainable future for millions of smallholder farmers and greater global food security was the focus of CABI’s 20th Review Conference held on 12-13 September 2019 at the Runnymede Hotel in Egham, UK.
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Script launches science communication award for Master’s degree students and graduates

Science journalists
Science-based Master’s degree students and graduates in Africa stand a chance to win an expenses-paid trip and two-day mentorship at The Conversation Africa by writing a clear, concise and jargon-free 800-word article about their research.
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CABI signs contract to ensure greater food security through aflatoxin control in Pakistan

CABI has signed a contract with the Crop Diseases Research Institute (CDRI) to help ensure greater food security in Pakistan by evaluating an eco-friendly biocontrol to mitigate poisonous aflatoxins which can decimate crops such as maize and wheat.
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Project launched to create stronger food value chains in Pakistan

CABI has launched a project to create greater food value chains in Pakistan by introducing certification facilities for quality assurance and stronger market linkages in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the country.
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Dr David Smith celebrates nearly half a century in science at CABI

When microbiologist Dr David Smith started work for CABI in 1974 the world was a very different place. Abba had won the Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Waterloo’ and went on to become a global pop sensation, a Renault 16TX car would have set you back £1,894.75 (£20,682 in today’s money)…
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Plantwise

Plantwise plant doctor helping female farmers in Kenya
Worldwide, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two-thirds of the earth’s growing population. Achieving a zero hunger world by 2030 depends on increasing the productivity of these smallholder farmers – but their crops face a significant threat. Yearly, an estimated 40% of crops grown worldwide are lost to…
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Crop-devastating pests in Rwanda to be targeted with space-age technology from PRISE programme

Pests, which threaten to destroy key cash and food security crops including maize, tomato and beans, are to be prioritized as part of an integrated pest management strategy using state-of-the-art space-age technology.
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