GM Crops: The West versus the Rest

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Why is it that countries in the West, particularly those in the European Union, but also in the Nordic countries and pockets in the USA, are so anti-GM crops?
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Aflatoxin control in Pakistan – promising developments to reduce aflatoxin problem in maize crop

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Aflatoxin Control in Pakistan is a game changer initiative for the country’s maize industry. Maize growers adopt cultural practices, such as the drying of maize cobs on concrete grounds and delaying the harvesting to reduce moisture on the standing crop.
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Top 10 most downloaded CAB eBooks of 2020

For many students, 2020 was their most challenging yet – if not in terms of subject matter, then almost certainly in terms access to study materials. With many students working remotely, away from the convenience of campus and the university library, eBooks became more important than ever before. During the global pandemic, we saw the…
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Need help with publishing your paper? CABI Author Services helps you edit, publish and share your research

Getting an academic paper published isn’t always easy and the hurdles that stand in your way aren’t always about the research. Perhaps you’re an early stage researcher preparing your paper for submission, but you’re unfamiliar with the steps that maximize the chances of it being published. Or maybe English isn’t your first language, but you’re…
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agriRxiv’s top 10 most read preprints of 2020

As we start the new year, we’ve crunched the numbers1 and compiled the top 10 most read preprints on CABI agriRxiv in 2020. agriRxiv (pronounced ‘agri-archive’) is a free, open access source of unpublished preprints across the agricultural sciences, hosted by CABI. Preprints are drafts of research articles that authors share before submitting their final…
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Horticulture programme in Pakistan helps increase farmer incomes by almost 20%

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Insect pests cause millions of dollars of crop losses in countries throughout the world every year. Pakistan is no exception. Pests like apple codling moth, apple spider mites, papaya mealybug, giant mealybug and fruit flies can harm crops causing substantial losses to crop yields and farmer incomes. On a broader level, these losses also negatively…
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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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‘Sowing the seeds’ of growth and poverty alleviation is the sweet smile of success for smallholder farmers

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Improving agricultural productivity in African smallholder farming is a critical outcome in the pathway to growth and poverty alleviation, according to Dr Monica Kansiime who is intent on helping the continent improve the sustainability of its seed production.
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Shared expertise helps plans for Pakistan to produce over 5,000 tons of organic cotton by end of year

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CABI Central and West Asia brought together 30 farmers from the Barkhan and Lasbella districts of Balochistan to share expertise which will help plans for Pakistan to produce more than 5,000 tons of organic cotton by the end of the year.
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