What’s on the horizon?

Ant
Pests do not recognise borders. With the increased movement of people and goods, comes the increased risk of pests moving from one geographic area to another. For this reason, it is important to identify and categorize species that are likely to enter a particular geographic area from another geographic area. CABI’s Horizon Scanning Tool (HST)…
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Anonymisation: Protecting User Rights and Security

With the ever-increasing shift of focus to data-driven practices, the legal obligations around sharing data are a common barrier. Data protection is an important aspect of data security, with the rights of the users within a dataset needing to be maintained and protected. By following the appropriate data protection principles, the risk of harm to…
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Watch the PlantwisePlus Launch Video

PlantwisePlus launch
This week saw the digital launch of CABI’s new global programme – PlantwisePlus. The online event featured presentations from both CABI representatives as well as partner organisations, including FAO and the governments of Kenya and the Netherlands.
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Plantwise Pest Alerts: What, Why, Where and How?

Pest alerts
Among the resources provided by the Plantwise Knowledge Bank is the Plantwise Pest Alerts service. This free service delivers information about new pests straight to your inbox every month, drawing from the wealth of scientific literature that is continuously updated on CAB Direct. So, what are the benefits of signing up to receive these alerts?
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Enabling Data Access Project: Supporting Grantmakers and Digital Capabilities in India and Ethiopia

Enabling data access project
The Enabling Data Access project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to support the improved design of grants with data components in collaboration with the Open Data Institute (ODI). The core goal of the project is to understand the various challenges faced by grantmakers and those who manage grants (Program Officers (POs)) within the Digital Farming Services Gates Foundation…
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PlantwisePlus Toolkit: Applying Digital Development Principles to real life

Digital toolkit
Claire Curry is the Global Team Leader for Specific Objective 1 of CABI’s PlantwisePlus programme, focusing on knowledge delivery to agricultural service providers through digital tools. Claire is a member of the Digital Development team and a ‘Digital Ninja’ at CABI.
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How Nutrient Management Digital Tools are Helping to Combat Climate Change

Fertilizers, whether organic or mineral provide essential macro and micronutrients to crops which results in more productive growth and yields. While proper fertilization is crucial for productivity, there are also negative impacts to the misuse of such products, notably the excessive application of fertilizers on farm plots which can result in the leaching of nutrients…
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New ePlant clinics to help the most remote farmers in Northern India

Dignitaries at ePlant Clinic launch
Plantwise ePlant clinics have opened in a further five districts of Jammu province in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. With its mountainous landscape, these districts are often inaccessible to public service providers. To make information available to farmers, the Department of Agriculture, Jammu (DAJ) in collaboration with CABI, has established a network of…
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Plantwise 10 year sustainability report published by CABI

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia. Photo: David Ng’ambi for CABI
Over the last ten years, the global Plantwise programme has helped farmers lose less of what they grow to plant health problems. CABI’s newly published report, Sustainability of Plantwise: an assessment after 10 years of the programme, examines the programme’s sustainability and how Plantwise can contribute to lasting change.
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Machine Learning within the Agriculture Aid Sector

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used all around us in our personal and professional lives. With constant improvements to technologies and the data science driving these developments, we are now seeing a world where it is common to see AI in some form in everyday life. One such area of AI which is being utilised…
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