Second International Congress of Biological Control held successfully despite COVID-19 pandemic

Tuta absoluta in Kenya
The Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2) – co-organised by CABI and the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) and sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems and Biobest – has been held successfully despite the COVID-19 pandemic. World-leading experts in invasive crop pests and diseases and biological controls met, via…
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Plantwise plant clinics help promote sustainable crop pest management in Rwanda and Zambia, new study shows

Plant clinic in Zambia
CABI-led Plantwise plant clinics can help promote more sustainable ways to fight crop pests and diseases in Rwanda and Zambia – such as the fall armyworm – with the judicial use of pesticides within Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans. Dr Justice Tambo, lead author of the study published in the…
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The class of 2020: students graduate with Masters degree in crop management

The Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS in ICM) course, coordinated by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel, now in its sixth year, celebrated the graduation of ten international students in November.
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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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