CABI ‘chips-in’ to help build capacity of potato growers in Punjab, Pakistan

CABI is joining forces with Wageningen University & Research in a two-and-a-half-year project to help increase the productivity and sustainability of 960 smallholder potato growers in Punjab, Pakistan, with a special attention for the role of women. Thanks to funding from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), CABI and its Dutch…
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New research reveals factors influencing the parasitoids that help to control invasive fall armyworm

An exciting new piece of research helps to shine a light on the relationship between fall armyworm and its parasitoids – the organisms that live in or on the pest which ultimately kill and control it. Scientists from CABI, Wageningen University and the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), with lead…
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SciDev.Net story exposing ‘false hope’ COVID-19 drugs in Latin America scoops international award

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A SciDev.Net story exposing drugs giving ‘false hope’ to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin American countries has won an international award highlighting journalistic excellence from around the world. The story ‘Unsupported COVID-19 Drugs Go Deep in Latin America’, written by Aleida Rueda (Mexico) and with additional reporting from…
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CABI statement on COVID-19 pandemic

At this unprecedented time, CABI’s priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff, our stakeholders, and their families. As such CABI is responding to the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by ensuring that all its staff work from home where they are able to do so.…
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CABI study updates safer options for fall armyworm control in Africa

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CABI scientists have updated the first major study of potential biological controls that could be used in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm in Africa. The research offers new insight into evidence of their efficacy in the field and increased availability as commercial products. Indeed, the review, published in…
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Over 340 proteins from 2,600 bacterial strains screened in search of natural enemy for the invasive western corn rootworm

Western corn rootworm larvae
CABI scientists and a consortium of four French partners have stepped up the search to find a natural enemy for the invasive western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) having 340 novel proteins from over 2,600 bacterial strains screened for insecticidal properties against the pest. Dr Stefan Toepfer has been supporting…
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