Almost all of Africa’s maize crops is at risk from devastating fall armyworm pest, study reveals

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Almost all of Africa’s maize crop is at risk from the devastating fall armyworm pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Insect Science. Scientists from the University of Minnesota's GEMS Informatics Center, and CABI’s Dr Roger Day, Global Advisor, Plant Health, have highlighted how…
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CABI’s role in helping SADC Member States fight crop pests and diseases highlighted in FAO bulletin

CABI’s role in helping 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States crop pests and diseases has been highlighted in a new bulletin published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The ‘Support Towards the Operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (STOSAR) bulletin’ reports how…
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A quarter century of research into natural enemies to fight invasive phragmites shows early promise

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CABI is playing a key role as part of a team of international scientists who have spent nearly 25 years researching effective biological control agents to fight invasive phragmites which are considered to be one of Canada’s worst weeds. Two European moths – Archanara neurica and Lenisa geminipuncta – are…
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FCDO officials impressed with CABI’s steps in partnership to help ensure greater food security in Africa

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Senior officials from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have been impressed by CABI’s steps in partnership to help ensure greater food security in Africa by tackling a range of crop pests and diseases. Sian Rasdale, Deputy Director, Global Science Department, was among a delegation that paid a…
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British High Commission checks progress of sensor-based pheromone trap to tackle fall armyworm pest in India

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The British High Commission in India has checked the progress of a state-of-the-art method for tacking the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) pest with a sensor-based pheromone trap that can be operated remotely anywhere in the world. Senior officials Sarah Fallon, Regional Director, Science and Innovation, and Swati Saxena, Senior Science…
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Dr Monica Kansiime joins GRASP Fellowship aimed at improving policy process in agri-food systems

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Dr Monica Kansiime, Deputy Director, CABI Africa, has been awarded a Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship aimed at improving policy process in agri-food systems. African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has bestowed the honour upon Dr Kansiime as part of the first cohort of 50 African…
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