CABI hosts delegation of top UK scientists and CGIAR

Leading UK scientists and CGIAR Board
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 shares expertise on strategic issues article which calls for ecological restoration as an imperative for human health

CABI has shared its expertise on a new strategic issues article which highlights a range of ecological countermeasures for preventing zoonotic diseases as part of an overall call for ecological restoration to be seen as a greater imperative for human health. Dr Arne Witt shared his knowledge on invasive alien…
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Restoration of degraded grassland can benefit climate change mitigation and key ecosystem services

A restored grassland in Baringo County (Credit: Ms. Purity Rima Mbaabu)
New research has demonstrated how, in contrast to encroachment by the invasive alien tree species Prosopis julifora (known as `Mathenge` in Kenya or `Promi` in Baringo), the restoration of grasslands in tropical semi-arid regions can both mitigate the impacts of climate change and restore key benefits usually provided by healthy…
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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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Integrating advanced Earth Observation and environmental information for sustainable pest and disease management

Project technical workshop in Beijing
Forecasting and monitoring insect pests and disease outbreaks is vital for protecting China’s economically important agricultural sector. By combining information gathered from Earth Observation and environmental data, CABI and partners will design innovative data products and communications tools to help decision makers sustainably manage wheat yellow rust and migratory locusts.…
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Traded forest tree seeds pose a great risk of introducing harmful pests, new research shows

CABI has led an international team of scientists who strongly suggest that the global trade of forest tree seeds is not as safe as previously believed, with insect pests and fungal pathogens posing a great risk to trees and forest ecosystems worldwide.
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