Space-age pest monitoring pays dividends for farmers in Kenya

Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner, speaking at the launch
Space-age technology to provide farmers with an early warning of pest outbreaks, which could devastate their crops and livelihoods, is paying dividends by increasing yields and reducing losses for maize farmers in Kenya.
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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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CABI’s Global Health provides free open access to aid Hurricane Dorian recovery

CABI’s Global Health – the go-to bibliographic database for the study and practice of national, regional and international public health – is making relevant content available for free to support the international relief effort following Hurricane Dorian.
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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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Extension campaigns launched help fight Fall armyworm in Kenya and Uganda

Since 2017, CABI and partners have launched a series of extension campaigns in Kenya and Uganda in the fight against the invasive pest fall armyworm. These campaigns used integrated ICT-enabled approaches combining radio, SMS, and community video screenings with the aim of improving awareness, knowledge and management practices for fall…
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CABI scientists showcase their expertise in microbiology at European Parliament

Three CABI scientists have this week been sharing their expertise in microbiology at the European Parliament and follow up workshop at Scotland House in Brussels to highlight the value of marine resources in research and development.
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Phone app set to transform how low-income farmers in Africa invest in fertilizer

An upgrade to a mobile phone app now offers farmers across Africa even more benefits and cutting-edge fertilizer use technology.
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Digital technology and data driven innovation highlighted at CABI’s 399th Executive Council meeting

The use of digital technology and data driven innovation to help fight agricultural pests and diseases and increase global food security was highlighted at CABI's 399th Executive Council meeting in London yesterday (20th February 2019).
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CABI grows relations with ACIAR following trip to Australia

CABI CEO Dr Trevor Nicholls and Sally Stone, the newly appointed Head of APAC Sales, have been busy strengthening relations with the Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) following a recent trip to Australia.
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Remote sensing use for mapping Parthenium in Pakistan

It is projected that food demand will more than double by 2050 due to climate changes. Food security in Pakistan is particularly reliant on its ability to produce wheat and rice, however, an invasive species of weed, the "Famine Weed" (Parthenium hysterophorus), has been identified as a critical threat to…
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