Can a ‚Äėdiet‚Äô of digital data really help feed the world?

Last week (29 January 2019) CABI was awarded a $1.49 million grant from the Gates Foundation to work with them to help increase food security in India and Ethiopia through better access to data on soil health, agronomy and fertilizers.¬† In this blog Communications Manager Wayne Coles looks at whether or not the use of…
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The time is ripe for climate adaptation in agriculture

By Janny Vos, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CABI I recently attended the launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) in The Hague where the words of the CEO of the World Bank ‚Äď Kristalina Georgieva ‚Äď resonated strongly with my work as part of an organisation that aims to improve people‚Äôs lives worldwide…
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Fertilizer Optimization Tool helps return son to teacher training school

By Monica Kansiime, Scientist Seed Systems, based at CABI in Nairobi, Kenya In a previous blog post I outlined how the Fertilizer Optimization Tool (FOT) is paying dividends for farmers – helping them, in some cases, to report a seven-fold increase in their yields. Charles Wafula¬†is a farmer and resident of Buhehe in Uganda who…
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Fertilizer Optimization Tool pays dividends for farmers in Uganda

By Dr Monica Kansiime, Scientist Seed Systems, based at CABI in Nairobi, Kenya A¬†decision support tool that allows an extension agent to take into account a number of the farmers‚Äô circumstances and investment goals to maximize the benefits of fertilizer use on their farms is starting to pay dividends in Molo Sub-County in¬†Uganda – with…
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World Food Day 2018 – Feeding our appetite for food security

By Dr Dennis Rangi ‚Äď Director General, Development at CABI based in Nairobi, Kenya On this World Food Day 2018 the issue of feeding the world has never been in sharper focus. By 2050, agriculture will need to produce almost 50 percent more food, feed and biofuel than it did in 2012 just to meet…
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‚ÄėOne health‚Äô and the economics of the human animal bond.

One of a series of blogs  written by CABI editors for One Health Day November 3rd 2016 The term ‚ÄėOne health‚Äô was created to emphasise the fact that health of humans and animals were inter-linked and that the control of zoonotic diseases is best achieved by breaking down the barriers between human and veterinary medicine, developing…
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EU dairy industry outlook following the abolition of milk quotas

By Miroslav Djuric, DVM, CAB International, Wallingford, UK. Milk is the EU's number one agricultural product in terms of value, accounting for approximately 15% of agricultural output with approximately 148 million tonnes of cow milk produced in 2014. The dairy sector is also of significant economic and social importance in the EU, with over 650,000…
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Milk Quotas in European Union to Be Abolished after 31 Years

By Miroslav Djuric, DVM, Editor of Dairy Science Abstracts Milk quotas in the European Union (EU) will be abolished from the 1 April 2015, exactly 31 years after its introduction. The Dairy Produce Quota Regulations were introduced by the European Economic Community (EEC) on the 2 April 1984 and were originally due to run until…
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Farm Animal Welfare Moves Up Business Agenda

By Miroslav Djuric, DVM, CAB International   The second report of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare has been published with the expertise and support of animal welfare organisations, Compassion in World Farming (CWF) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). 70 companies from across Europe and the USA were assessed, representing…
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The Environmental Impact of NutritionandFoodSciences…dot org

We’ve explored obesity in many different forms during the course of this year and if you’re a regular Handpicked reader (enter your email in the box on the left and click on ‘subscribe’ to become one if you’re not already), you’ll by now be well aware of a recurring theme in our nutrition posts. Energy.…
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