Improving pest management in agroforestry on sloping land

Sampling tree seedlings, Yontan County Nursery, DPRK
Land in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is predominantly mountainous with a high proportion of upland slopes. Agroforestry methods help to maintain sloping land and over 200 established Sloping Land User Groups (SLUGs) already apply these methods. To mitigate associated environmental risks of sloping land, to increase food…
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Study shows Plantwise plays key role in helping to implement agri-policies to reduce China’s reliance on pesticides

Plantwise clinic - Beijing
A Plantwise plant clinic supports farmers in Beijing A CABI working paper looking at the impact of agricultural policies with a specific focus on subsidized sustainable biological controls has revealed that the CABI-led Plantwise programme played a key role in reducing China’s reliance on more harmful…
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CABI joins FAO in official launch for International Year of Plant Health 2020

Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann at FAO
Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann - Photo: FAO CABI this week joined the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for the official launch of the inaugural International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020, previously proclaimed as part of a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2018.…
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CABI’s expertise on digital pest management showcased on Vietnamese TV

Vietnamese's HDTV reports on partnership who will create digital image recognition software to identify crop pests and diseases including brown spot of dragon fruit CABI's expertise on digital pest and disease management has been showcased on the Vietnamese TV channel HDTV. This follows the signing of…
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Global Burden of Crop Loss

Crop field
Efforts to reach Sustainable Development Goals in food security, nutrition and livelihoods are being hindered by crop loss. Up 40% of crop yields are lost to pests and disease but the data available to prove and show trends is limited. The Global Burden of Crop Loss project will collect, validate,…
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CABI shares plant health expertise at 31st IPPC Technical Consultation held in Nigeria

IPPC meeting
Members of the IPPC among Regional Plant Protection Agencies who met in Nigeria CABI has shared its expertise on plant health at the 31st meeting of the IPPC Technical Consultation (TC) among the Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) held in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr Roger Day, Programme…
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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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Ecological intensification of smallholder farms in Kenya

The project working group
There is limited knowledge on the agronomic potential of biodiversity-based ecosystem services such as natural pest control and pollination in smallholder systems. To sustainably intensify production, there is an urgent need to develop safe, sustainable and affordable methods to reduce pest burdens whilst increasing yields.
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Value of biological controls to fight crop pests highlighted at symposium in Chile

Yelitza Colmenarez conducting fields trials
The benefits of using biological controls to fight a range of crop pests threatening food security in the Neotropical region has been highlighted by CABI at the 4th Chilean Biological Control Symposium and the 1st Latin American Biological Control Symposium held this week in the city of Chillán, Chile.
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Plantwise’s efforts to increase food security in Bolivia praised by government

Dr Yelitza Colmenarez (fourth from right) with Mr Luis Alberto Alpire Sánchez (centre) receiving recognition for Plantwise from the Bolivian Government
The Bolivian Government has praised the CABI-led Plantwise programme, which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases, for contributing towards the country’s efforts to increase its local, regional and national food security.
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