Panel discussion explores space-enabled technologies for innovation in agriculture

The Embassy of Switzerland in the UK in collaboration with CABI has organised a panel discussion and networking reception to explore how space-enabled technologies can be used to boost innovation in agriculture and improve food security. On behalf of His Excellency Mr Markus Leitner, the Ambassador of Switzerland to the…
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CABI’s expertise in Earth Observation technology for greater food security highlighted at EO4AGRI 2024

CABI’s expertise in the use of Earth Observation (EO) technology to tackle crop pests for greater food security has been highlighted at the EO for Agriculture Under Pressure (EO4AGRI) 2024 workshop held in Frascati, Italy. Dr Bryony Taylor, CABI’s Head of Data Sciences and Modelling, delivered a presentation giving an…
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Coffee berry borer modelling for Kenyan coffee production

Coffee berry borer damage
The coffee berry borer is a major coffee pest worldwide, threatening farmers’ livelihoods and the production of coffee. In Kenya, the pest is a particular problem in low-altitude zones and can cause up to 80% losses. Erratic rainfall and other effects of climate change are making it hard to break…
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Wheat Blast: Earth observation and climate forecasts for risk management

Wheat Blast (Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum or ‘MOT’) is a plant disease of global concern, threatening crop production and biosecurity. Known to favour humid, warmer climates, the disease is a severe problem in Bangladesh and South America. However, the consequences of climate change pose the risk of the disease infecting other…
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CABI-led review of Soil Information Systems highlighted at Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit

A CABI-led review of national Soil Information Systems (SIS) in seven countries in Africa – as well as the USA, New Zealand, and Australia – has been highlighted at the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit was held to deliberate on Africa’s recent widespread…
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CABI Academy launches two new free courses in water and soil management

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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