Leading CABI science contributes to CABI Agriculture and Bioscience journal’s first impact factor

Plantwise Plant Doctors promote the benefits of natural pestidices to farmers in Cambodia
Two CABI-led papers published in CABI Agriculture and Bioscience have contributed to the journal’s first impact factor of 3.9 – placing it in the first quartile of the Agriculture Interdisciplinary category in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). It is also the first journal from CABI which has achieved an…
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CABI visit to Caribbean strengthens strategic partnerships to help safeguard food security and biodiversity

Dr Daniel Elger, CABI’s CEO, and Dr Qiaoqiao Zhang, Memberships Director, have completed a two-week visit to the Caribbean, taking in three of CABI’s 49 Member Countries, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, to strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the region. Accompanied by Mr Naitram (Bob) Ramnanan, CABI’s Regional…
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SciDev.Net to provide media training to Science Granting Councils in Africa

MAS in Integrated Crop Management, Class of 2020. Jordan Sichona from Zambia.
SciDev.Net are to help members of the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa better communicate their research to the media, policymakers and wider public. SciDev.Net – whose Script training programme already provides free training and networking resources for journalists, scientists to communicate science in an engaging and accurate…
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CABI strengthens research and publishing ties following visit of Chinese delegation

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CABI has strengthened its research and publishing ties with the Agricultural Information Institute (AII) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) after a visit to its Wallingford and Egham, UK, offices by a delegation of officials. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr Andy Robinson, CABI’s Managing…
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CABI’s expertise shared at FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CABI’s expertise in the role that Digital Sequence Information (DSI) plays in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture has been shared at a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) event in Rome, Italy. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and…
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Apple snail invasion could be “disastrous” for rice production and food security in Kenya, study reveals

Malaysia Invasives Trip 2015
An invasion of apple snail could be “disastrous” for rice production and food security in Kenya as well as other rice growing regions across Africa, according to a new CABI-led study published in the journal Pest Management Science. The scientists, led by Kate Constantine, Project Scientist at CABI, highlight apple…
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New website launches to help career progression of professionals within agriculture

A new Skills for Agriculture website has been launched by CABI to help the career progression of professionals working in agriculture. Workers, employers and educators can use the resource for a range of uses including developing job descriptions, supporting personal career planning and training needs, as well as identifying gaps…
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Study highlights urgent need to protect world’s forests from non-native pests in the face of climate change

CABI joined an international team of researchers from 57 institutions around the world to share its expertise in a ground-breaking study which highlights the urgent need to protect the world’s forests from non-native pests amid climate change. The study, led by Dr Iva Franić* – who at the time of…
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Fight against papaya mealybug in Kenya stepped up with agent release in four more counties

"Papaya mealybug on a farm in Mombasa, Kenya"
The fight against the devastating papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus) in Kenya is being stepped up with the release of a natural enemy – Acerophagus papayae – in four more counties that run the risk of being blighted by the pest. CABI, together with colleagues from the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock…
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Three ways to fight invasive Prosopis juliflora tree in Eastern Africa all proved very effective, new study shows

A team of scientists led by CABI have conducted a new study which shows that three ways to fight the invasive Prosopis juliflora tree in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania all proved very effective in almost all cases. The three-year research, published in the journal CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, revealed that…
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