‘Sowing the seed’ for organic produce in Pakistan

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CABI, under the organic agriculture project ‘Building the Policy Ecosystem for Organic Production Landscape in Balochistan, Pakistan,’ is initiating its efforts to support regenerative agriculture to mitigate climate change threats and to strengthen the local agriculture industry to compete with international markets.
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Newly launched searchRxiv builds search community to foster easier, quicker research

This week, CABI launched searchRxiv (pronounced ‘search archive’), our new open-access platform. We created the website to help researchers report, store and share their searches consistently. This helps with the review and re-use of existing searches, making research quicker and easier. searchRxiv is open to everyone. It’s free for researchers to post, comment, download and…
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Virtual training workshop on ‘Biopesticides and their Future Prospective for Pakistan’

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CABI’s centre in Pakistan, along with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the financial assistance of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently involved in implementation of a program ‘Regulatory Harmonization in Pakistan for MRLs and Biopesticides’ with the objective to detect and prioritize high-risk pesticides related to increased Maximum Residue Limits…
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CABI shares expertise on crop pest and disease importation risks affecting authorities in Philippines

CABI experts Dr Muzammil Farooq, Muhammad Faheem and Dr Annamalai Sivapragasam, shared their expertise as part of a two-day international virtual training on ‘Import Risk Analysis’ for the national regulatory authorities of Philippines government organized by WINROCK International in Philippines.
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CABI at COP26

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Some may wonder, yet again, where agriculture was at COP26. Despite agriculture being the sector most vulnerable to climate change impacts particularly in low-income countries, and globally is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, it remains side-lined from the main negotiations.
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Climate change and fish

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Fish protein is an excellent alternative to land-based meat, and the impacts of climate change can be mitigated in cage culture of finfish.
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High-level discussion hears of ‘devastating scenario’ for global food system

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A high-level discussion, which explored how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected food security for millions of people around the world, has revealed how hikes in oil prices, conflicts, emerging diseases, poor governance, and disruption in supply chains have come together to create a potentially ‘devastating scenario’ for the global food system. An online panel hosted…
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Carbon sequestration in Africa at the expense of livelihoods and biodiversity

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By Dr Arne Witt, CABI Africa According to the World Resources Centre, Africa accounts for only 2–3 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial sources. In fact, Africa’s per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the year 2000 were 0.8 metric tons per person, compared with a global figure of 3.9…
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Digital extension and advisory services for farmers amid COVID-19 come under the microscope

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The challenges of using digital tools as part of extension and advisory services to help empower small and family farmers amid the COVID-19 pandemic have come under the microscope in a joint webinar hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agrilink.
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Invasive Species Management – a nature-based solution for climate and environment

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The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. This is the final article in a series of four blogs by Jonathan Casey, Climate Change Manager at CABI, in support of CABI’s involvement at the event.
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