Review highlights Uganda’s neglected crops and climate change challenges

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A new CABI-led review has been published which highlights the importance of restoring Uganda’s neglected crops to market as well as the need for increased crop diversification amid food security issues exacerbated by the risks of climate change.
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Addressing plant pandemics to solve food security in Africa

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On World Food Day held recently, CABI’s Dr Dennis Rangi, Director General, Development, asked how we can apply the determination and urgency shown to the COVID-19 pandemic to plant pandemics on the African continent in order to help food security.
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Microbial communities and their effects on corn and soybean growth

Microbes are essential for the health of living organisms, whether they be in humans, animals or in the soil. In recent years, soil microbial communities have emerged as a hot topic of research, because of the role they play in healthy, productive soil – essential for growing food and feeding a predicted population of nine…
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Aflatoxin risks highlighted to extension staff in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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Pakistan produces many dry fruits such as almonds, walnuts, raisins, pine nuts and pistachios from which Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has the major market share in production of dried fruits. These dried fruits are exported and consumed in large quantities worldwide during the winter seasons.
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New initiative aims to transform 50 countries’ agricultural data systems

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Good decisions are fundamental for sustainable agricultural growth, but decisions can only be as good as the evidence that informs them. Low and lower middle-income countries invest nearly one trillion dollars in agriculture every year. However, they often lack the data and evidence needed to guide and inform those investments.
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A Step towards Climate Smart Agriculture and cost effectiveness

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CABI is delivering training to its better cotton farmers on various Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to implement the Better Cotton standard system. Among these GAPs is the issue of compost technology and its benefits – introduced to Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) registered farmers who were fully guided for its development.
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International Coffee Day blog special: five pests and diseases that threaten our ‘daily grind’

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Coffee is big business. Just think, global coffee production – according to the International Coffee Organisation – was estimated to be around 169 million bags in 2019-2020 with around a staggering 1.4 billion cups consumed every day around the world.
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Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – how do we tackle crop loss?

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When we think about food waste, what might spring to mind are those bags of lettuce gone bad in the crisper drawer of the fridge or refuse bins at the back of supermarkets full of items that have gone past their sell by date, writes Tamsin Davis, Development Communications Manager at CABI.
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Strong CABI presence at 39th Annual Meeting of the European Culture Collections’ Organisation

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There was a strong CABI presence at the 39th Annual Meeting of the European Culture Collections’ Organisation with presentations on the Nagoya Protocol, the Microbiome and Crop Health as well as a session chaired on Genomics and Bioinformatics.
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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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