What needs to be done to improve the uptake of biological control?

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The Third International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC3) held recently in San José, Costa Rica, saw world experts in safer-to-use and more sustainable biological control products gather to share their very latest knowledge and research.
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Unlocking the power of data ecosystems in agriculture: Enhancing insight and impact

In today’s data-driven world, understanding and leveraging data ecosystems is paramount for organizations aiming to achieve impactful outcomes. This is exemplified by work being carried out through the CABI-led project ‘Enabling FAIR data sharing and responsible data use.’
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Webinar series investigates greater use of biopesticides to combat crop pests and diseases in Caribbean

Daniel Elger, CABI's CEO, visits a mobile plant clinic in Jamaica
CABI has facilitated a webinar series which investigated the prospect for greater utilization of biopesticides for combating potentially devastating crop pests and diseases affecting livelihoods and food security in the Caribbean. The webinars followed a visit to Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago last year by Dr Daniel Elger, CABI CEO, to strengthen strategic partnerships.…
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CABI’s very own certified drone pilot takes flight to strengthen partnerships for precision crop pest control

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The sky’s the limit for Violet Ochieng, CABI’s very own KCAA-Certified drone pilot, who visited the UK from Kenya to help strengthen partnerships for greater use of drone technology for precision crop pest management. Ms Ochieng, Research Officer – Drone Technology, based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, met colleagues from the…
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“Insect wasps are my army in the fight to protect my pawpaw”

Meet Alfred Bolo, a pawpaw farmer Alfred is a father of two children, an agricultural officer by profession and a practising farmer in Kwale County, Kenya. He grows over 400 pawpaw (papaya) trees on his farm. Every week, Alfred harvests up to 400 kgs of papaw fruit, earning him an income of approximately Ksh. 22,000…
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Empowering the next generation of scientists: CABI in Pakistan provides internships for agricultural students

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CABI’s centre in Pakistan is helping to foster the next generation of scientists interested in securing greater food security in the world by offering internships for agricultural students at its biological control laboratories in Rawalpindi. Thirty-one entomology and plant pathology students from Pakistan’s top agricultural universities are taking part in ongoing research projects, fieldwork, data…
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CABI and partners convene soil information systems workshop in Zambia

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On April 17 and 18 2024, CABI, ISRIC – World Soil Information, the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a two-day soil information system roadmap development workshop at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this work is part of the…
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CABI empowers youth to transform agriculture and contribute to greater food security in Kenya and Uganda

Meet smallholder farmer James Muliasi, a resident of Kanye It Village in Njoro Sub County, Kenya, who has emerged as a champion for agricultural development in his community thanks to training received by CABI together with a range of partners.
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Reducing pesticide risks and using nature-based solutions can address biodiversity loss – here’s how

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On Biodiversity Day, CABI’s Global Director for Invasive Species, Hariet Hinz, examines how reducing pesticide risks and using nature-based solutions, together with an Integrated Landscape Management approach, can help to prevent biodiversity loss.
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CABI’s Climate Change Expert for Africa highlights need to invest in women for climate adaptation and resilience

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Following on from International Women’s Day 2024 and the theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion,’ Dr Lydiah Gatere, CABI’s Climate Change Expert for Africa based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, highlights in this reflective blog the need to invest in women for climate adaptation and resilience. I recently visited a project in Northern…
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