New research reveals how pesticide-free crop protection yields up to US$ 20 billion/year benefits in Asia-Pacific region

Farmers in rice field
Scientists have estimated for the first time how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver US$ 14.6 to US$ 19.5 billion annually across 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The new research, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggests that non-chemical crop protection (or biological control) delivers economic…
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CABI’s MAS ICM course welcomes a fresh batch of students

The Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Integrated Crop Management (ICM) course has welcomed 12 new students during an opening ceremony in Delémont, the capital of the Swiss Canton of Jura, taking the total number of students who have enrolled on the course since 2015 to 63.
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New tool promotes safer products to fight the world’s crop pests

BioProtection Portal
Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann speaking at the launch of the CABI BioProtection Portal in Nairobi, Kenya. Innovative CABI BioProtection Portal launches first in Kenya to help growers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and produce safer and healthier food CABI has launched in Kenya a dedicated online resource…
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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 contributes to global food security with expertise shared at international symposium in Japan

Ulli Kuhlmann Panel Discussion JIRCAS
Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann (left) outlines the benefit of the CABI-led Plantwise and Action on Invasives programmes to global food security at the JIRCAS International Symposium CABI has demonstrated its commitment to helping to ensure global food security by sharing its expertise in crop health and invasive…
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