Horticulture programme in Pakistan helps increase farmer incomes by almost 20%

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Insect pests cause millions of dollars of crop losses in countries throughout the world every year. Pakistan is no exception. Pests like apple codling moth, apple spider mites, papaya mealybug, giant mealybug and fruit flies can harm crops causing substantial losses to crop yields and farmer incomes. On a broader level, these losses also negatively…
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Dr Monica Kansiime is committed to helping the mission for greater food security in Africa

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As part of UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we turn the focus on CABI’s own female scientists to highlight the invaluable work they contribute towards our mission of helping smallholder farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases. Here we find out more about Dr Monica Kansiime –…
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‘Have confidence in your abilities and do not let anyone extinguish your dream’

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As part of UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we turn the focus on CABI’s own female scientists to highlight the invaluable work they contribute towards our mission of helping smallholder farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases. Here we find out more about Idah Mugambi – a…
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‘Sowing the seeds’ of growth and poverty alleviation is the sweet smile of success for smallholder farmers

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Improving agricultural productivity in African smallholder farming is a critical outcome in the pathway to growth and poverty alleviation, according to Dr Monica Kansiime who is intent on helping the continent improve the sustainability of its seed production.
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Shared expertise helps plans for Pakistan to produce over 5,000 tons of organic cotton by end of year

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CABI Central and West Asia brought together 30 farmers from the Barkhan and Lasbella districts of Balochistan to share expertise which will help plans for Pakistan to produce more than 5,000 tons of organic cotton by the end of the year.
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Adapting to a warming world

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As countries around the world consider how to ‘build back better’ after the impacts of Covid-19, tackling climate change and shifting economies towards low-carbon pathways has played a prominent part in many policy discussions. But, to truly build back better, developing resilience to the impacts of climate change is also of paramount importance.
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CABI Blog Most Read 2020

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As 2020 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 by CABI Books authors proved popular this year, as well as CABI’s work in Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 and related topics were popular reads this…
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Opening up agricultural research and data: What does “open agriculture” mean for international development organizations?

Welcome to the third and final blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked…
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Opening up agricultural research and data: Considering “open agriculture” from the researchers’ point of view

Welcome to the second blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked at how…
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Opening up agricultural research and data: How do funders and the corporate sector see the potential of “open agriculture”?

We all know that the world’s growing population will need more and better food, from less farmable land, being produced by fewer farmers, in a far more volatile and changing climate. A more efficient and equitable agricultural system, in harmony with the environment, requires a step-change in how research is conducted and how its outputs and…
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