CABI to work in partnership to help protect St Helena’s biodiversity and enhance its agriculture

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Most people have heard of St Helena and perhaps a few are even aware that it is a UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic. Its greatest claim to fame is that Napoleon was exiled to the island and died there, but what many people might not appreciate is that the biodiversity on the island…
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Stakeholders say Global Burden of Crop Loss would help direct future agricultural policy and practice

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Key stakeholders of the Global Burden of Crop Loss (GBCL) have said that the initiative would help direct future agricultural policy and practice, as it looks to bridge the gaps in data on crop losses that impact upon global food security. According to estimates compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), we need to…
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Piloting worker voice technology in Pakistan

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Engaging people working in agriculture to get a clear, comprehensive understanding of the challenges they face in their work, especially on labour issues, is key to being able to provide effective solutions. In rural, dispersed farming areas, however, this can be a difficult task using traditional outreach methods. The Covid-19 pandemic has made this engagement…
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Biological control for Japanese knotweed comes into sharp focus during second release of psyllid

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Research to find a suitable and safe biological control to fight the scourge of Japanese knotweed is stepping up a gear in the Netherlands after the second release of a psyllid – Aphalara itadori – and our very own Dr Janny Vos, Partnerships Development Director, was on hand with camera for this picture special.
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Benefits of the Global Burden of Crop Loss project highlighted at DevRes2021 conference

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CABI’s Dr Laura Doughty has highlighted the importance of the Global Burden of Crop Loss (GBCL) initiative at this year’s DevRes2021 conference whose theme was ‘Advancing Sustainable Transformation.’
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The persistent threat of emerging plant disease pandemics to global food security

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Global plant disease outbreaks are increasing, threatening the food security of vulnerable people in many parts of the world, writes Wayne Coles, PR Manager, CABI.  A nutritious and stable food supply can help lift them out of poverty and improve their health. However, the spread of plant diseases, exacerbated by climate change and the global…
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CABI Culture Collection plays key role in new research investigating multiple outbreaks of coffee wilt disease

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The CABI Culture Collection – which contains over 30,000 living strains from 142 countries – has played a key role in new research from scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford investigating multiple outbreaks of the host-specific coffee wilt pathogen Fusarium xylarioides.
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Dr Monica Kansiime is committed to helping the mission for greater food security in Africa

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As part of UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we turn the focus on CABI’s own female scientists to highlight the invaluable work they contribute towards our mission of helping smallholder farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases. Here we find out more about Dr Monica Kansiime –…
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‘Have confidence in your abilities and do not let anyone extinguish your dream’

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As part of UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we turn the focus on CABI’s own female scientists to highlight the invaluable work they contribute towards our mission of helping smallholder farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases. Here we find out more about Idah Mugambi – a…
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CABI’s women scientists join fight to find effective biopesticides for world’s crop pests and diseases

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As part of UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we turn the focus on CABI’s own female scientists to highlight the invaluable work they contribute towards our mission of helping smallholder farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases. Here we find out more about Dr Belinda Luke –…
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