CABI empowers youth to transform agriculture and contribute to greater food security in Kenya and Uganda

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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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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On Earth Day, we take a look at climate change and agriculture

Climate change poses a threat to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, exacerbating existing risks like extreme weather and the migration of crop pests and diseases that threaten food security. Already, the climate crisis is accelerating biodiversity loss and the spread of invasive species, which cost Africa’s agricultural sector billions annually. Taken together, this can jeopardize…
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CABI helps celebrate 100 years since the discovery of entomopathogenic nematodes

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CABI joined the international community of entomopathogenic nematode experts from science and the biocontrol industry to celebrate the 100 years since the discovery of these important biological control agents.
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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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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‚Äôs 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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CABI contributes to paper focused on pre-emptive benefit-risk assessment of classical biological control agents

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CABI has joined an international team of researchers to share their expertise as part of a new paper focused on guidelines and a framework to assess the feasibility of starting pre-emptive benefit-risk assessment of classical biological control agents (BCAs).
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Positive feedback for CABI’s input into Guiding Acid Soil Management Investments in Africa (GAIA) project

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CABI has received positive feedback from a range of stakeholders involved in a project aimed at addressing key knowledge gaps related to soil health and improved agronomy in East Africa.
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CABI study brief explores effectiveness of farmer groups in promoting safe food production standards

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A new CABI study brief has been published which delves into important aspects regarding the effectiveness of farmer groups in advocating for and adopting safe food production standards using experiences from Ghana and Kenya. The study brief, written by CABI scientists Maureen Njenga, Walter Hevi, Suzanne Neave, Lucy Karanja, Dr Naphis Bitange and Dr Monica…
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