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The locust invasions devastating Niger

It is the end of December 2016, with clear skies over Niger. But as 2017 draws near prospects are grim for some 500 residents in Bani Kosseye, a village 80km from the capital Niamey.  2,298 more words

Invasive Species

Where to find CABI’s open-access information on fall armyworm

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is making headlines worldwide for all the wrong reasons. The caterpillar crop pest, native to the Americas, was reported in Africa for the first time last year and is now rapidly marching across the continent. 379 more words

Invasive Species

Value chain upgrading and inclusion of smallholders in markets: Role of multistakeholder processes in dairy development in Tanzania

Women members of the Ubiri village dairy innovation platform in Lushoto, Tanzania (photo: ILRI\Niels Teufel).

Increasingly, value chain approaches are integrated with multistakeholder processes to facilitate inclusive innovation and value chain upgrading of smallholders. 368 more words


Taming ornamental plant invasion in Kenya

In this video, scientists and local people explain the dangers of Opuntia stricta,  an invasive cactus weed covering large tracts of land in Kenya’s semi-arid Laikipia County, and efforts in place to tame its spread and adverse impacts. 622 more words

Invasive Species

CABI’s new biocontrol video

CABI has produced a new video which focuses on how we are using biological control, or biocontrol, to manage some of the worst invasive species that are affecting farmers’ livelihoods. 146 more words

Invasive Species

Inspiring Sister speaks of her work amongst Zambia's poor

Sr. Yvonne Mwalula Mwila will be visiting Nottingham diocese in February and you’re welcome to come and meet her!

“Go to places that nobody wants to go. 309 more words

CAFOD Nottingham

A holistic approach to sustainable nutrition

The term monga describes seasonal food insecurity that affects vulnerable landless labourers in northern Bangladesh as a result of decreased employment opportunities for the rural poor between rice planting and harvesting seasons. 1,249 more words

Food Security