CABI-led study shows benefits of chatgroups to human health can be replicated in plant health

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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CABI-led study reveals “considerable farmer knowledge” on different aspects of antibiotics risk

A CABI-led study published in the CABI Agriculture and Bioscience journal has revealed “considerable farmer knowledge” on different aspects of antibiotics risks – including antimicrobial resistance – associated with their use on livestock in Kenya. Scientists from CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, joined colleagues from the University…
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EU-China joint action to increase the development and adoption of IPM tools

The persistent threat of invasive agricultural pests and their chronic re-emergence underlines the importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools and their implementation. Pest management typically relies largely on chemical pesticides, increasing the risks to humans and wildlife. Despite European Union and Chinese policies promoting the use of IPM, widespread…
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Biocontrol of papaya mealybug in East Africa

Papaya mealybug invaded East Africa between 2015 to 2020. The pest causes 57%- 91% yield and £2,224/ha household economic losses annually and severely impacts the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. As a means of control, nearly 51% of farmers manage the pest using pesticides which harm insect biodiversity in addition to…
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Early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management advice contributes to greater food security in Ghana

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Smallholder maize farmers in Ghana provided with early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advice about the fall armyworm pest enjoyed greater food security than their counterparts who were not privy to such information. A new CABI-led study, published in the journal Food Security, reveals that smallholder maize…
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Sign-up for monthly Script training webinars

Workers at the RADA Bodles Research Station in Jamaica.
SciDev.Net’s training programme, Script, is inviting researchers to sign-up to its new series of monthly training webinars. The first webinar, held in February, looked at how researchers can boost their career through science communication. The next one takes place at 2pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29 March and will be led…
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