Newly appointed FAO Director General, Dr Qu Dongyu, plays important role in building China-CABI partnership
Dr Qu Dongyu, Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), has been appointed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
A CABI-led project involving an international team of remote sensing and plant protection experts is helping China reduce its reliance on harmful pesticides to fight crop pests and diseases including yellow rust fungal disease of wheat and locusts.
Plaque of the new European Laboratory unveiled during the 11th Joint Lab Steering Committee meeting at CABI Switzerland
Representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and CABI met for the 11th Steering Committee of the MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety at CABI’s Swiss Centre in Delémont.
CABI and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have signed a four-year agreement worth AUD $2.1 million to guide future collaboration that will fight a range of crop pests and disease which threaten global food security.
CABI is today sharing its expertise on the devastating rubber tree blight disease- that could severely impact upon the world’s rubber production for essential items including tyres, shoes and the seals on a multitude of household and industrial items- as part of a major new Amazon documentary series now airing.
The use of digital technology and data driven innovation to help fight agricultural pests and diseases and increase global food security was highlighted at CABI’s 399th Executive Council meeting in London yesterday (20th February 2019).