Opening up agricultural research and data: How do funders and the corporate sector see the potential of “open agriculture”?

We all know that the world’s growing population will need more and better food, from less farmable land, being produced by fewer farmers, in a far more volatile and changing climate. A more efficient and equitable agricultural system, in harmony with the environment, requires a step-change in how research is conducted and how its outputs and…
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A regulatory framework for Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures to ensure food safety and expand trade opportunities in Afghanistan

Trade and food standards have a long tradition. Legislation for food safety has always been of supreme importance even in past eras of time. The foundations of today’s food control are based on establishing organizations and institutes to monitor food safety activities.
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CABI-published book sheds new light on plant invasions

The CABI-published book ‘Plant Invasions: The Role of Biotic Interactions’ is the first to focus on the key role of species interactions in mediating invasions and is now available to buy in hardback and ePDF/ePub formats from the CABI Bookshop.
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Building work starts on Pakistan’s first commercial facility to produce a biocontrol product for maize

Rafhan Maize Products Co. Ltd has begun building an AflaPakTM dedicated laboratory and production facility in Faisalabad which will be the first commercial facility in Pakistan for manufacturing a biocontrol product for the country’s maize sector.
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CABI supports Afghanistan government in compliance of SPS measures for safe exports

The Government of Afghanistan (GoA) recognizes international trade as an important factor in growth, for which it has prioritized trade and regional cooperation as critical elements in its economic development strategy.
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Soil Health – applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity

Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa as it is elsewhere in the world. CABI has a long history of helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management as part of the Africa Soil…
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Turning Point for Phytosanitary Risk Management?

International trade in plants and plant products has transformed the world in both positive and negative ways. The introduction of destructive non-native pests is one of the negative consequences. Effectively managing pest risk associated with international trade while also promoting the benefits of trade is most effectively accomplished when it is a shared responsibility across…
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Virtual training held on creating greater impact through wider data sharing

The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in collaboration with CABI and the Open Data Institute (ODI) is taking part in an initiative to support national and local stakeholders – including private players – on best practices around collecting, managing and sharing of research data. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF),…
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Role of women in agriculture highlighted at national congress

Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, CABI’s Director Brazil Centre and Regional Coordinator for the Plantwise Programme – Latin America and the Caribbean, has taken part in the recent 5th National Congress of Women in Agribusiness (Brazil) to help highlight the importance of women in agriculture and how the gender component is a key focus in CABI’s programmes –…
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Top tips and practical advice on managing your horse’s weight to keep them healthy

Vet walking with horse
Originally posted on World Horse Welfare: Assistant Centre Manager Sara Jerman explains practical ways to manage your horse’s nutritional intake and keep them at a healthy weight.
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