Project to help achieve sustainable agriculture in Myanmar already bearing ‘fruitful’ results

A CABI-led project to help smallholder rice and vegetable farmers in Myanmar achieve sustainable ‘green’ agriculture, while maximising their yields and profits, is already starting to bear ‘fruitful’ results. Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the project is working with scientists in Myanmar to understand farmers’…
Read Further

CABI shares expertise on brown marmorated stink bug which threatens 70% of world’s hazelnut supply

Stink bug
Dr Tim Haye, a leading authority on the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), has shared his expertise on the pest – including the very latest research to find a natural enemy to fight it – at a special seminar convened by the International Nut & Dried Fruit Council (INC).…
Read Further

New study shows limited awareness of human-induced drivers of climate change among Nigerian maize-poultry value chain actors

Poultry farming
CABI has shared its expertise in a new study which shows limited awareness of human-induced drivers of climate change among Nigerian maize-poultry value chain actors. Dr Justice Tambo, a Socio-Economist based at CABI’s Centre in Switzerland, was part of an international team of scientists – led by Dr Saweda Liverpool-Tasie…
Read Further

Cibuni Tea Estate ‘drinks to a more sustainable brew’ in biological fight against pests and diseases

Indonesian tea
The Cibuni Tea Estate, in the Java region of Indonesia, is benefiting from CABI’s expertise in Integrated Crop Management (ICM) as it adopts a more sustainable biological approach to fighting a range of tea pests and diseases such as looper caterpillars (Biston supressaria) and tea blister blight (Exobasidium vexans Massee).…
Read Further

CABI collaborates with BARI to find biological ‘weapon’ to fight fall armyworm in Bangladesh

Fall armyworm
CABI scientists are working in partnership with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to find an effective biological control, as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan to fight the devastating fall armyworm. The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a maize (predominately but also affects more than 80 other…
Read Further

‘Sowing the seeds’ for food security: lessons learnt from mobile phone SMS campaign in Tanzania

Lessons have been learnt from a major mobile phone campaign aimed at helping farmers in Tanzania ‘sow the seeds’ for greater food security by planting more resilient maize and fighting crop pests including the Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda stalk borer Papaipema nebris. CABI has reviewed the outcomes of an innovative ICT…
Read Further