Farming Innovation Programme award to explore vital role of soil microbiomes and move towards greater sustainable agriculture in the UK

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Today, Eagle Genomics, announces an award from DEFRA’s Farming Innovation Programme to explore - in partnership with Rothamsted Research and CABI - the vital role of soil microbiomes as part of a move towards greater sustainable agriculture and net zero food production to feed the planet’s growing population. By leveraging…
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Construction of world-leading UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank now complete

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The construction of the UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (UK-CMCB) – the first publicly available resource of its kind anywhere in the world – is now complete after three years of painstaking research led by CABI and a variety of partners. Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research institutes created the…
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The European MICRObiome Biobanking (RI) Enabler

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Microbiomes are communities of microorganisms that include bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi and microalgae, their structural elements, metabolites, signal molecules, mobile genetic elements and surrounding environmental conditions. They are essential for maintaining ecosystems and the health of plants, animals and humans. The EU-funded MICROBE project will cooperate with research infrastructures to…
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CABI hosts delegation of top UK scientists and CGIAR

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CABI recently brought together some of the world’s leading agricultural scientists and Professor Lindiwe Sibanda, Chair of CGIAR’s System Board, to discuss opportunities for greater collaboration between UK scientific institutions and CGIAR
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CABI’s expertise shared at FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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CABI’s expertise in the role that Digital Sequence Information (DSI) plays in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture has been shared at a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) event in Rome, Italy. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and…
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CABI’s expertise in biological control resources highlighted in journal’s special issue

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CABI scientists have joined an international team of researchers from around the world who have shared their expertise in a special issue of BioControl that focuses on the importance of biological genetic resources. The expertise particularly drew upon CABI’s strengths in advocating access and benefit sharing (ABS) policy and ABS…
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