CABI empowers youth to transform agriculture and contribute to greater food security

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

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

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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Giving fungi a place at the table

A Darwin Initiative project, which began in June 2023, is concerned with the real, big and challenging impact of fungal diversity loss on the livelihoods of millions of rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa. CABI is one of a number of partners including the Matobo Conservation Society (Zimbabwe), and the Permaculture Association (UK), who are engaging…
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On Earth Day, we take a look at climate change and agriculture

Climate change poses a threat to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, exacerbating existing risks like extreme weather and the migration of crop pests and diseases that threaten food security. Already, the climate crisis is accelerating biodiversity loss and the spread of invasive species, which cost Africa’s agricultural sector billions annually. Taken together, this can jeopardize…
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CABI helps celebrate 100 years since the discovery of entomopathogenic nematodes

CABI joined the international community of entomopathogenic nematode experts from science and the biocontrol industry to celebrate the 100 years since the discovery of these important biological control agents.
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Data sharing initiatives promoted by CABI with partners in Ethiopia

A view of participants during a workshop in Ethiopia on raising awareness on data sharing initiatives in Ethiopia
A CABI team have highlighted their work on enabling FAIR and responsible data practices at a workshop in Ethiopia. The workshop focused on raising awareness on the recently adopted data sharing initiatives Soil and Agronomy Data Sharing (SADS) directive and the National Soil Information System (NSIS). 
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CABI shares its expertise at ICT for Development (ICT4D) Conference

CABI has shared its expertise in digital development for improved livelihoods and greater food security at the 12th Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference held in Accra, Ghana.
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Key milestone reached in ongoing efforts to enhance regulatory harmonization of pesticides in Philippines

A key milestone has been reached in ongoing efforts to enhance the regulatory harmonization of pesticides to help fight crop pests and diseases as part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to ensuring greater food safety and security. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and CABI, with the support of the Fertilizer and Pesticides…
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Expertise in biological control highlighted at workshop aimed at catalysing biopesticide use in Africa

CABI scientists have highlighted their expertise in biological control agents to sustainably fight crop pests and diseases at a workshop aimed at catalysing the development of the biopesticides industry and building regional harmonization to help ensure that farmers have access to biopesticides across Africa.
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