CABI showcases potential of joint crop-livestock clinics and efforts to manage invasive papaya mealybug at NARO-MAK Scientific Conference in Uganda

CABI has showcased the potential of joint crop-livestock clinics to help strengthen agricultural extension services at the 3rd Joint National Agricultural Research Organisation and Makerere University (NARO-MAK) Scientific Conference. The Prime Minister of Uganda, the Rt.Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, was among the distinguished guests who visited the CABI stand to learn…
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Ovarian development of yellow-spined bamboo locust sheds light on emergence and migratory nature of pest

Scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety have created a model which can estimate adult emergence periods and identify migratory populations of the yellow-spined bamboo locust from their ovarian development. Outlined in a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, the researchers say their model provides…
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Agreement with USDA towards greater regulatory harmonization and collaboration with ASEAN Members

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CABI has signed an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) to work in partnership towards greater harmonization and collaboration on regulatory systems in ASEAN member countries. Michelle Flavin, International Programs Specialist at USDA-FAS, joined Dr Babar Bajwa, CABI’s Senior Regional Director, Asia, in launching the…
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Workshop reviews Pakistan’s organic policy plans for more sustainable food and cotton production

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CABI’s centre in Pakistan, together with project donors Laudes Foundation, has convened a workshop to review Pakistan’s plans for an organic agriculture policy which will ensure a more sustainable approach to food and cotton production. The move is part of an ambitious plan to promote organic agriculture in Pakistan and…
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CABI’s Executive Council reviews progress and plans to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges

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The 403rd meeting of CABI’s Executive Council convened last week following approval by the organisation’s 49 Member Countries of a new Medium-Term Strategy focused on some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Speaking at the meeting, CABI’s CEO Dr Daniel Elger thanked Member Countries for their role in developing and approving CABI’s…
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Experts convene to identify plant protection products of concern for Kenyan trade in agricultural goods

A technical working group has convened to explore plant protection products (PPPs) which could tackle a range of crop pests and diseases and ensure greater productivity and livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya. CABI scientists joined forces with technical experts from the Kenya Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), the…
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