Life in Earth – Soil microbes are key to achieving net zero

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CABI contributes to COP26-focused article by members of UK microbiome innovation community, on critical role of soil microbiome in achieving net zero. Today, CABI, and other members of the UK’s microbiome innovation community announced the publication of a COP26-focused statement on the critical role of the soil microbiome in climate change and how it could contribute…
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Writing a good title is the best way to improve your paper

The titles of scientific papers are often ineffective. Such titles introduce the subject of the paper but fail to tell the reader the main finding. They only draw the interest of those who already work in the same area, and do not engage wider interest. Fortunately, it is easy to correct these problems, engage your…
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Climate-smart pest management for nature-positive agriculture

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The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. This is the third in a series of four blogs by Jonathan Casey, Climate Change Manager at CABI, in support of CABI’s involvement at the event.
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Pest risk early warning systems in a changing climate

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The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. This is the second in a series of four blogs by Jonathan Casey, Climate Change Manager at CABI, in support of CABI’s involvement at the event.
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Invasive species management – a policy tool for integrated climate adaptation

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The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. This is the first in a series of four blogs by Jonathan Casey, Climate Change Manager at CABI, in support of CABI’s involvement at the event.
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CABI UK and Nagoya Protocol triggered benefit sharing highlighted

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Following the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), CABI has published a working paper highlighting its benefit sharing activities in respect of its research involving genetic resources at its UK Centre Egham and through activities of  the CABI-IMI Culture Collection in Egham, UK.
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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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After the loss of a pet, how soon is too soon to get another?

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” Agnes Sligh Turnbull Deciding to get a new dog after a loss can be tough. So, what happens when a beloved dog dies? Suddenly the owner faces a chasm of emptiness in the home – the unused bed, redundant toys, vacant space where the food and water…
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