CABI contributes to paper focused on pre-emptive benefit-risk assessment of classical biological control agents

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CABI has joined an international team of researchers to share their expertise as part of a new paper focused on guidelines and a framework to assess the feasibility of starting pre-emptive benefit-risk assessment of classical biological control agents (BCAs).
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Positive feedback for CABI’s input into Guiding Acid Soil Management Investments in Africa (GAIA) project

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CABI has received positive feedback from a range of stakeholders involved in a project aimed at addressing key knowledge gaps related to soil health and improved agronomy in East Africa.
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CABI study brief explores effectiveness of farmer groups in promoting safe food production standards

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A new CABI study brief has been published which delves into important aspects regarding the effectiveness of farmer groups in advocating for and adopting safe food production standards using experiences from Ghana and Kenya. The study brief, written by CABI scientists Maureen Njenga, Walter Hevi, Suzanne Neave, Lucy Karanja, Dr Naphis Bitange and Dr Monica…
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‘Speed dating’ event brings scientists and journalists closer together

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A special ‘speed dating’ session held during the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Annual Forum in Mombasa, Kenya, has brought scientists and journalists closer together with a view to greater dissemination of research stories. SciDev.Net jointly organised the ‘speed dating session’ with the National Research Fund (NRF) Kenya. The aim of the session was to…
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CABI highlights expertise in crop pest management using digital tools at ISTF 2023

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CABI has highlighted its expertise in digital tools, to aid the management of crop pests, at the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF 2023) held recently in Guangzhou, China. The objective of ISTF 2023 is to generate interest in the adoption of smart farming technologies to boost and sustain tropical fruits production, market, and trade.…
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Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety celebrates landmark

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The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety (Joint Lab) is celebrating a successful 15 years of agricultural science and innovation towards more sustainable food security in China. The celebration ceremony was witnessed by some 300 participants from 16 countries attending the International Symposium on Plant Biosafety (ISPB) in Kunming,…
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Training workshop held on risk assessment for pesticides use to help safeguard crops in Thailand

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Pesticides are a double-edged sword in agriculture. On one hand, they play a crucial role in protecting crops from pests, increasing smallholder farmers’ profits, and enhancing food security. On the other hand, their misuse or excessive use can have detrimental effects on human health, the environment, and non-target organisms.
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CABI hosts first ever youth in agriculture stakeholders networking event in Lusaka, Zambia

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The majority of Zambia’s 19.5 million citizens rely upon agriculture for all or part of their livelihoods with the country’s 1.5 million smallholder farmers – of which 20% are headed by women – dominating the sector with maize being the main staple crop.
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Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems in Burundi: A transformative training experience

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To ensure the competitiveness of Burundi’s agricultural products on the international market, the on-going project on strengthening Burundi’s plant health system initiated a training programme aimed at increasing the country’s capacity to improve its Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems (SPS).
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Strengthening agricultural trade and sustainability: A collaborative effort by USDA, CABI, and FPA in the Philippines

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Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economic development of countries, especially within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In the Philippines, efforts to enhance agricultural trade and promote sustainability took a significant step forward with a recent collaborative meeting hosted by CABI, with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), for…
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