CABI BioProtection Portal launches new website

Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia. Plant doctor Brian Siame using the PWKB app to add data and advise farmers.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new CABI BioProtection Portal website. By putting improved, intuitive navigation at the core of its design, and a refreshed, user-friendly look, we have made the portal even easier for visitors to locate information about the many non-chemical pest control products available in markets worldwide.

The portal provides users with up-to-date information on nationally registered and available biological control and biopesticide products. We have redesigned the portal making sure it provides the most user-friendly experience possible. A user testing exercise in Kenya last year helped the website development team better understand the needs of the portal’s visitors. Taking on board this feedback, the team updated the look and feel of the website and tailored the user experience accordingly.

We are particularly excited to reveal a new area of the website on the homepage dedicated to testimonials. We have included personal experiences and insights of using the portal to help visitors understand, first-hand, how this free online resource can support the move toward biological control of pests.

“The portal has all the information that I require for training farmers, which has helped me recruit more farmers into organic farming.” – Samuel Donald, Technical Assistant, Interveg Export Limited, Kenya

“The portal has given a boost to my work as I have been able to network with suppliers of the biopesticides and exchange information regularly.” – Wycliff Wachira, Agronomist, Kenton Farm Ltd, Kenya

“The portal helps us as a company provide reliable information on our evolving biologicals portfolio to support our market ambitions focused on grower needs and ensure responsible and sustainable use of our products.” – Gina M. Swart (PhD), Head of Global Product Biology Disease Control, Syngenta

Putting non-chemical pest control information in the hands of those who need it

The CABI BioProtection Portal is a ground-breaking online information resource for non-chemical pest control. Available on four continents and in local languages, its goal is to help growers and agricultural advisors to identify, source and correctly apply suitable products for the biological control of pests. It aims to promote awareness and uptake of more sustainable approaches to agriculture and horticulture worldwide. This innovative tool can be accessed on multiple devices, putting valuable information in the hands of those who need it.

Looking ahead, we have plans for continuous improvements to the portal. We are currently rebuilding the product search area of the website to match the new look and feel, which we hope to release later this year. We aim to develop and grow the portal, not only in terms of partners and countries covered but also user experience. We encourage you to give us feedback about the new website our feedback page and look forward to supporting you in your journey towards more sustainable agriculture.