Changing minds, empowering women as part of the GRAST validation workshop

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Women’s contribution to agriculture, rural development and food security is undoubtedly significant – performing a variety of tasks including weeding and tilling land, planting seeds, collecting farmyard manure and harvesting. They are also responsible for cleaning, drying and storing grains.
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Safer Spices: Improving quality and market access for peppercorn in Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Cambodia

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Vietnam is one of the world’s largest producers of peppercorn exporting an estimated 220,000 tonnes a year to over 100 countries including high-value markets in Europe and the United States, the world’s largest importers of the product.
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COP27: helping farmers adapt to climate change

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As COP27 continues this week, adaptation is high on the agenda, writes Jonny Casey, CABI’s Climate Change Manager. How can smallholder farmers adjust their practices to adapt to higher global temperatures? A key topic is inclusive, locally-led adaptation approaches to landscape governance. This is a vital component of resilience-building, which CABI has championed through initiatives…
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New documentary charts restoration of Redonda Island from ‘lunar landscape’ to ecological tropical paradise

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A new documentary produced by the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) in Antigua and Barbuda has charted its restoration of the country’s Redonda Island from that resembling a ‘lunar landscape’ to an ecological tropical paradise.
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‘Whole family’ approach supports value chain development through improved gender inclusion

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Women play a key role in agriculture in Pakistan that has not always been acknowledged. They are mostly deprived of access to information, knowledge and skills enhancement. This leads to poor technical skills with minimum wage employment, no recognition and no role in family decision-making.
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Fields trials on biological control of aflatoxins on red chilies to ensure safer crops

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CABI in Pakistan is leading a project to help provide a biological control solution for combatting aflatoxin issues prevailing in red chillies grown in Sindh, Pakistan.
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Potato value chain project featured on Duhok TV

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The CABI project ‘Strengthening the potato value chain in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’ has been featured on Duhok TV.
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CABI shares expertise on crop pest management in Africa with Royal Society of Biology

CABI’s Dr MaryLucy Oronje has shared her expertise in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures pertaining to crop pest management in Africa as part of an event organised by the Royal Society of Biology. Dr Oronje, who is based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, was keynote speaker at the event which was…
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Onion farmers embrace value chain approach and ‘best practice’ interventions in rural Sindh

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CABI’s centre in Pakistan is currently implementing an ACIAR-funded R4D project in Sindh. Called ‘Strengthening Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan’ (SVVCP), the project aims to benefit community livelihoods.
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Boosting socio-economic gender equity for smallholder potato farmers in Pakistan

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Conventional farming systems in Pakistan deprive smallholder potato farmers (both men and women) of the fair and equitable social and financial gains they deserve as a result of social, marketing, and technical challenges.
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