CABI conducts workshop in India to help pave the way for better FAIR data processes in agriculture

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CABI, as part of the Enabling FAIR data sharing and responsible data use project, has conducted a workshop in Delhi, India, to help pave the way for better FAIR data processes in agriculture. The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to address responsible FAIR data sharing and improved data management practices,…
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CABI shares expertise in data policy and practice at international data conference in India

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CABI has shared its expertise in data policy and practise at the International Conference on Open and FAIR Data Ecosystem Principles, Policies, and Platforms held in New Delhi, India from 11th ‚Äď 13th September 2023. Arun Jadhav, Manager ‚Äď Digital Development, and Akanksha Nagpal, Project Coordinator South Asia, presented at the event ‚Äď hosted by…
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CABI showcases its expertise in open data at first annual Public Policy Dialogues Conference in India

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Scientists from CABI‚Äôs centre in India has showcased their expertise in open data at the first annual Public Policy Dialogues Conference hosted by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. The event served as a gathering of experts in the field where both researchers and practitioners took…
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CABI partnership equips cotton growers to mass produce eco-friendly bioprotection products

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CABI’s centre in India is busy working in partnership to help cotton growers increase their yields and livelihoods by fighting pests and diseases with safer-to-use and more environmentally friendly bioprotection products.
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International Tea Day 2020: celebrating tea’s importance to our planet

International Tea Day 2020: celebrating tea’s importance to our planet
International Tea Day aims to increase public awareness of sustainable production and consumption of tea; its importance in fighting hunger and poverty as well as improve the tea value chain. On this inaugural International Tea Day, CABI is honoured to celebrate the smallholder farmers we work with through countries with the systems and economies that rely on the production and commercialisation of tea to thrive.
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Pesticide Management Bill 2020 dawns a new era of sustainable agriculture in India

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India is among the leading producers of pesticides in Asia. The Insecticides Act 1968 was brought into force with effect from August 1971 with a view of regulating the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides in order to prevent risk to human beings and animals, Dr Malvika Chaudhary writes. The Central Insecticides…
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Workshop focuses on creating healthy ‚Äėdata ecosystems‚Äô to boost food security in India

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CABI has been funded a two-year US$1.49 million project by the Gates Foundation to help increase food security in India and Ethiopia through better access to data on soil health, agronomy and fertilizers. This is being carried out with a focus to ensure that available data on agricultural development is based upon FAIR principles‚ÄďFindable, Accessible,…
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CABI warns of rapid spread of crop-devastating fall armyworm across Asia

CABI scientists have today warned of the impending rapid spread of the crop-devastating pest, fall armyworm, across Asia following its arrival in India, with major crop losses expected unless urgent action is taken. The warning comes following a¬†pest alert¬†published this week by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the website of one of…
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Pilgrimage and Peace-building

 by Ian McIntosh It was Aboriginal Australia and the spiritual traditions of the first peoples that introduced me to the world of religious pilgrimage. Over many years, beginning in the early 1980s, I would join the Aborigines of northern Australia on journeys to sacred sites to learn about their timeless mysteries through song, dance, folklore…
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Air pollution, can we reduce the impact of cars on urban air quality?

Air quality in Delhi, India, is so poor due to vehicular pollution that it caused the city to run a 2-week experiment in January 2016: private cars were allowed on the streets only on alternate days, depending on license plate numbers. Delhi's PM10 particle levels are nearly twice that of Beijing, and its PM 2.5 the worst of 1600 cities in the world (including Iran and Bangladesh). Similar experiments have been tried in major cities in France, Italy, UK, China, all suffering public health problems (cancer, heart attacks, asthma, premature death) due to their love affair with the motor car.
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