CABI Study Brief highlights the many benefits of Integrated Crop Management course

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A CABI Study Brief has highlighted the many benefits of a Masters of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS ICM) course enjoyed by 66 graduates including job promotion, increased confidence and greater respect in their opinions. Other benefits of the course, which ran from 2015 to 2020 and was jointly coordinated by CABI in…
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CABI partnership equips cotton growers to mass produce eco-friendly bioprotection products

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CABI’s centre in India is busy working in partnership to help cotton growers increase their yields and livelihoods by fighting pests and diseases with safer-to-use and more environmentally friendly bioprotection products.
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CABI blog most read of 2022

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As 2022 draws to a close, we have crunched the numbers and compiled the top 20 most-read articles on the CABI Blog this year. Plus a few firm favourites. Articles regarding CABI’s work in Pakistan proved popular this year, as well as the ‘How to be’ blog series written for International Day of Women and…
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‘Sowing the seeds’ of better potato production in the Punjab

The ‘Capacity building of small-scale potato growers in Punjab, Pakistan’ project – led by CABI and funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) – is already ‘sowing the seeds’ of success for hundreds growing one of the province’s key crops.
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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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‘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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World Food Day: How can data science and modelling help smallholders adapt to climate change?

Data science and modelling are relatively new concepts when it comes to farming. For centuries, smallholders have carefully passed down agricultural skills from generation to generation. They depended on this knowledge. And stable seasons and weather meant this information remained relevant for years. 
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The Global Burden of Crop Loss: Evidence-based systems to tackle food security

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As World Food Day approaches, we look at the impact of crop loss on food security and the data needed to support evidence-based solutions for prioritising crop protection investments.
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