Funding boost to help CABI ensure greater global food security

CABI has today received a funding boost from the UK¬†Department for International Development¬†(DFID) which will help it increase its efforts to help ensure global food security by stepping up the fight against crop pests and diseases. DFID has allocated CABI a share of a ¬£61 million package to help equip millions more smallholder farmers around…
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Fall armyworm could cost Africa $2bn+ in lost harvest

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Last week, CABI confirmed that since it arrived in Africa in 2016, the Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been reported in 28 African countries, presenting a now permanent agricultural challenge for the continent. FAW mainly affects maize and can cut yields by up to 60%.¬†In research funded by the UK‚Äôs Department for International Development (DFID), CABI…
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Ending hunger will require increased agricultural investment, urges UK Parliament

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In order to end global hunger and malnutrition¬†in this lifetime,¬†the UK government¬†needs to¬†increase investment in¬†agriculture,¬†urges members of the UK parliament in a new report released today. Home Grown Nutrition, produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group¬†on¬†Agriculture and Food for¬†Development, outlines the key¬†challenges facing food security, and recommendations for overcoming these challenges¬†based on the series of Westminster-¬†held¬†debates.¬†At…
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