Safeguarding the environment, food security and livelihoods from invasive species using biological controls

Non-native invasive species, such as insect pests and weeds, have a huge impact on livelihoods, food production and biodiversity

Abstract

Non-native invasive species, such as insect pests and weeds, have a huge impact on livelihoods, food production and biodiversity around the world. CABI tackles this issue by using classical biological control which provides a sustainable and cost-effective control method and minimizes the use of pesticides. In this case study, we outline three examples from programmes where CABI has played a role, and provide results from a further five studies.

Citation

Shaw, R.; Witt, A.; Cock, M.; Pollard, K.; Thomas, S.; Romney, D. Safeguarding the environment, food security and livelihoods from invasive species using biological controls. CABI, Wallingford, UK (2014) 9 pp. [CABI impact case study series No. 4]

Safeguarding the environment, food security and livelihoods from invasive species using biological controls

Published 1 January 2014