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Woody weeds are harming biodiversity, but we can stop them – here’s how
May 22, 2023
On 22nd May, we mark the International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity is critical for life on Earth. We cannot live in isolation of our environment. But human activity is damaging essential habitats. In this article, CABI’s Global Director for Invasive Species Dr Hariet Hinz looks at how invasive woody weeds are harming biodiversity in…
Can artificial intelligence really help solve global crop loss?
May 10, 2023
Up to 40% of the world’s crops are currently lost to pests. There is an urgent need for evidence to help prioritise research into minimising these losses, writes Gaby Oliver, Project Assistant on the Global Burden of Crop Loss project.
Data sharing might not be easy, but it’s the right thing to do
May 3, 2023
When COVID struck, the response amongst the scientific community was to share DNA sequencing and to rethink traditional ways of working to solve the urgent challenge of creating a vaccine, writes Chipo Msengezi, Project Manager, Digital Development, CABI.
Empowering smallholder farmers in Punjab to ‘sow the seeds’ of better potato production
April 28, 2023
Hafiz Mahmood Rehman, Hassan Raza, Maila al Saba Shah, Yasar Saleem Khan
The Punjab province of Pakistan is one of the most important growing districts with over 95% of potato production originating from here. The crop is significantly valuable as a commodity for both farmers and consumers.
Workshop in Balochistan, Pakistan, showcases review of country’s Organic Agriculture Policy
April 26, 2023
Dr Saif Ali, Muhammad Waseem Ishaq
A workshop has been held in Balochistan, Pakistan, to showcase a review of the country’s Organic Agriculture Policy.
How can we help smallholders build resilience to climate change?
April 24, 2023
Following Earth Day on 22 April, CABI’s Executive Director, Global Operations, Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann, looks at two fundamental ways in which smallholders can be empowered to build resilience to climate change – access to better evidence-based agricultural information and a more concerted approach by governments in relation to investment and knowledge sharing.
Surviving the Pakistan floods: reducing fertilizer without compromising food security
April 14, 2023
Noor Nabi Bhutto, Partab Rai
The devastation brought about by the monsoon floods in Pakistan left millions displaced and without food, clean drinking water, and shelter.
Changing minds, empowering farmers: literacy trainings conducted in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
April 13, 2023
Gohar Gulshan Mahmood, Shakeel Ahmad
Under the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project ‘Enhancing Technology-Based Agriculture and Marketing in Rural Punjab,’ staff from CABI’s centre in Pakistan have delivered a series of literacy trainings aimed at helping farmers reap better crops.
Report turns spotlight on animal influenza
April 11, 2023
A new report has been published which provides an overview of research conducted across the major fields of animal influenza in the last six years.
Workshop highlights “dire need” for increased mechanization of Pakistan’s agriculture industry
April 4, 2023
Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of many countries around the world. This includes Pakistan were the agriculture sector employs almost 50% of the nation’s work force and accounts for nearly 20% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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