‘Outstanding progress’ made in all aspects of MARA China-CABI Joint Lab despite COVID-19 pandemic

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The 13th Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the MARA China-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety and 3rd SC meeting of the MARA China-CABI European Laboratory has reported ‘outstanding progress’ on all aspects of its work during 2020 despite the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives from the Chinese Ministry…
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CABI BioProtection Portal now available in Uganda

Mr. Pius Wakabi Kasaijja, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) speaking at the launch-image copyright CABI
CABI’s ground-breaking online bioprotection resource has now been made available in the second East African Country. The CABI BioProtection Portal, which helps growers and pest management advisors identify, source, and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems, is now available in Uganda in the local languages.…
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National Reference Collection launch gives access to a unique catalogue of UK crop-related microorganisms

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The UK’s first catalogue of UK crop-related microorganisms has now been launched by CHAP, in partnership with CABI and Fera. The CHAP National Reference Collection (NRC), which brings together the renowned collections of CABI and Fera, is the first of its type for plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria in the…
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CABI contributes to AgriFood and Nutrition section of new Microbiome Strategic Roadmap

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CABI’s Dr Matthew Ryan has chaired an expert group from academia and industry to produce the AgriFood and Nutrition section of the KTN Microbiome Innovation Network’s new Microbiome Strategic Roadmap. The report reviews the landscape of microbiome science and innovation within the UK and, in line with a ‘one health’…
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Stronger international promotion of natural pest control in association with BioProtection Global

CABI BioProtection Portal welcomes BioProtection Global as an Associate The CABI BioProtection Portal – the ground-breaking online bioprotection resource, available on four continents – has strengthened its ability to promote the worldwide adoption of natural pest control by welcoming BioProtection Global (BPG) as an Associate. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…
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For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research institutes have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (UK-CMCB) to safeguard future research and facilitate the sustainable yield improvement of the UK’s six major food crops including barley, oats, oil seed rape, potato, sugar beet and wheat. CABI, who…
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