CABI podcast

Welcome to the CABI podcast, a series dedicated to agricultural science and how it can improve lives and address the challenges faced by people around the world.
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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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Improving access to legume technologies in Ghana

In Ghana, legumes offer an important food staple and commercial crop for smallholder farmers, with legume value chains making a significant impact on food security and household incomes. However, production of legumes, such as soybean, are on the decline in the sub-Saharan Africa. This can be attributed to a number of factors, but chief among…
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CABI works with AIRCA to support UN Food Systems Summit

On September 23 2021, the United Nations will host a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch new initiatives to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and…
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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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Searching made easy with CAB Thesaurus

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Ever known exactly what you want to find, but not quite getting the results you desire? As an organization with over 100 years of scientific research experience behind us, we know your pain. That’s why we created CAB Thesaurus, our digital indexing tool designed to help researchers quickly navigate through millions of subjects to find…
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Using natural solutions to overcome crop toxins and increase Pakistan’s maize production

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On World Food Safety Day, 7 June, we look at how a natural solution to a maize toxin is helping to safeguard Pakistan’s food security and smallholder farmer incomes. Aflatoxin contamination presents a severe threat to Pakistan’s population including its smallholder farmers, writes Dr Babar Bajwa, Senior Regional Director – Asia, CABI. They cause serious…
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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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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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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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