CABI empowers youth to transform agriculture and contribute to greater food security

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Meet smallholder farmer James Muliasi, a resident of Kanye It Village in Njoro Sub County, Kenya, who has emerged as a champion for agricultural development in his community thanks to training received by CABI together with a range of partners.
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Reducing pesticide risks and using nature-based solutions can address biodiversity loss – here’s how

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On Biodiversity Day, CABI’s Global Director for Invasive Species, Hariet Hinz, examines how reducing pesticide risks and using nature-based solutions, together with an Integrated Landscape Management approach, can help to prevent biodiversity loss.
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CABI’s Climate Change Expert for Africa highlights need to invest in women for climate adaptation and resilience

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Following on from International Women’s Day 2024 and the theme of ‘Inspire Inclusion,’ Dr Lydiah Gatere, CABI’s Climate Change Expert for Africa based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, highlights in this reflective blog the need to invest in women for climate adaptation and resilience. I recently visited a project in Northern…
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Giving fungi a place at the table

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A Darwin Initiative project, which began in June 2023, is concerned with the real, big and challenging impact of fungal diversity loss on the livelihoods of millions of rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa. CABI is one of a number of partners including the Matobo Conservation Society (Zimbabwe), and the Permaculture Association (UK), who are engaging…
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CABI shares its expertise at ICT for Development (ICT4D) Conference

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CABI has shared its expertise in digital development for improved livelihoods and greater food security at the 12th Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference held in Accra, Ghana.
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Expertise in biological control highlighted at workshop aimed at catalysing biopesticide use in Africa

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CABI scientists have highlighted their expertise in biological control agents to sustainably fight crop pests and diseases at a workshop aimed at catalysing the development of the biopesticides industry and building regional harmonization to help ensure that farmers have access to biopesticides across Africa.
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Overcoming social norms to boost women farmers’ access to agricultural advisory services

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On International Women’s Day, we must celebrate women’s progress in agriculture. Women are embracing agricultural services and training. They are empowering themselves and becoming skilled farmers in their own right, writes Sandra Phelps, Gender Manager, CABI.
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Reflections on COP 28: Conference brought food and farmers to the forefront of climate change negotiations

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After two weeks of discussions, the COP 28 UAE Presidency brought the curtain down on this major event. Dr Lydiah Gatere, CABI’s Climate Change Expert, Africa, attended and took part in a panel discussion – hosted by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) – which focused on why stronger Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems matter…
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Revolutionizing crop protection in Pakistan: Registration guidance approved to promote sustainable biopesticides

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To celebrate the longstanding achievement in the crop protection sector of Pakistan, CABI organized a dialogue on ‘Regulatory Harmonization in Pakistan for Maximum Residue Limits and Biopesticides’ in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event saw the approval of biopesticide registration guidance to promote the uptake of safer-to-use and more environmentally friendly biopesticides in the fight against crop…
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CABI’s GRASP Fellowship awardee working in partnership to help increase food safety in Uganda’s urban markets

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Dr Monica Kansiime, who was awarded a Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship aimed at improving policy process in agri-food systems, is working in partnership to help increase food safety in Uganda’s urban fresh fruits and vegetable markets. Nutrient-dense vegetables complement staple-based diets, providing both food and nutrition security. However, food safety problems linked…
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