Soil Health – applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity

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Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa as it is elsewhere in the world. CABI has a long history of helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management as part of the Africa Soil…
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Virtual training held on creating greater impact through wider data sharing

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The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in collaboration with CABI and the Open Data Institute (ODI) is taking part in an initiative to support national and local stakeholders – including private players – on best practices around collecting, managing and sharing of research data. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF),…
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Role of women in agriculture highlighted at national congress

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Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, CABI’s Director Brazil Centre and Regional Coordinator for the Plantwise Programme – Latin America and the Caribbean, has taken part in the recent 5th National Congress of Women in Agribusiness (Brazil) to help highlight the importance of women in agriculture and how the gender component is a key focus in CABI’s programmes –…
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Pakistan’s maize farmers get to grips with mechanized technology aimed at improving productivity

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CABI in Pakistan, in coordination with the Government of Punjab’s Agriculture Department, have given maize farmers a taste of improved productivity thanks to the mechanized technology provided by the ‘cob picker’.
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CABI in Pakistan showcases its work on cotton as part of World Cotton Day

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CABI in Pakistan took the opportunity to showcase its work on cotton, as part of a special World Cotton Day event hosted by the Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) in Multan, which included details on how it supporting more than 32,000 cotton farmers, 52,000 cotton farm workers and 500 agriculture extension workers through its projects.
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Aflatoxin control in Pakistan: A project which will change landscape of country’s maize crop

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Aflatoxin, produced by a poisonous fungus, is a serious threat to food security by contaminating many of Pakistan’s agricultural products, including cereal grains, chilies, dry fruits, nuts and milk.
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Will we eat? Dealing with the impact of food shortages

Food shortages are a continuous problem around the world - to deal with them, should countries simply ensure they have a reserve of food? Then why do we still see food crises?
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International Coffee Day 2020: How CABI supports smallholder coffee farmers

Coffee - the valued crop and source of livelihood for millions - is celebrated annually to promote the efforts of all involved in its production. From farmer to manufacturer, barista and consumer. Now in its sixth year, International Coffee Day 2020 comes at a time in history when the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique challenge to the world including the global coffee industry. With that in mind, this year’s focus is on supporting the next generation of coffee producers – young people, entrepreneurs - people who the future of coffee depends on.
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The advantage of developing ‘linkages’ for Better Cotton Initiative in Sindh province, Pakistan

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In agriculture, cotton crop plays a vital role in the economy of Pakistan as the fourth biggest producer in the world behind China, India and the United States. But cotton yields and livelihoods are at risk from a range of pests such as Whitefly, Thrips, Cotton Mealybug, Pink Bollworm, and other sucking and chewing type…
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Ceremony held to launch project to improve Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in Afghanistan

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Trade is a basic component of economic development and a major portion of development assistance comes under ‘aid for trade’. However, trade brings risks as food shipment can transport insects and diseases threatening agricultural production, human and animal health.
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