Registration of biocontrol products for the agricultural sector in Pakistan moves a step closer

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CABI, with the financial assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS), is helping Pakistan move a step closer towards the registration of biocontrol products to fight a range of crop pests and diseases which can impact upon the country’s agricultural and…
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World Food Day: How can we work together to help smallholders meet the challenge of agricultural diversification?

In a warming climate, we must rely on a wider range of crops to feed the world. While agricultural diversification has been put forward as a solution, can smallholder farmers afford to diversify? And, if not, how can we work together so that they do not face the challenges alone? By: Dr Morris Akiri, Regional…
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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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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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CABI to liaise with MAIL and PPQD for improving Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in Afghanistan

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Agriculture has traditionally dominated Afghanistan’s economy as it accounts for the source of livelihood of 70% of the country’s population.  In 2019, Afghanistan recorded a share amount of 401910.25 million AFN (~$5,216.24 million USD) from the agriculture sector in GDP, highlighting the potential of this sector to uplift the country’s economy.
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CABI highlighted as a ‘Top 10’ organisation in the food security sector

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CABI has been highlighted as a ‘Top 10’ organisation within the food security sector by Development Aid – a leading, innovative membership organisation providing comprehensive information services for the international developmental sector.
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Mr Nutri Bean: Educating children to increase consumption of iron and zinc rich beans

The higher iron and zinc rich beans called NAROBEAN 1, 2, 3, 4C and 5C can significantly improve nutrition and are particularly beneficial for children and expectant mothers.
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Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) system for Afghanistan: Need of the hour

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the international organization that deals with trade rules between nations. The key function of the WTO is to make sure that trade flows as smoothly as possible between its member countries. In addition, the WTO provides a platform for treaties to reduce trade barriers and contribute to economic growth…
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A lesson in ‘resilience’: realities and misconceptions

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Resilience is about changing in response to a disturbance; changing the ways parts of the “system” are connected, emphasizing some and de-emphasizing others. It’s the capacity to absorb disturbance and re-organize to keep functioning in the same way.
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Is chocolate under threat?

Otherwise known as ‘the food of the gods’ Theobroma Cacao is cocoa - the key ingredient from which chocolate is produced. The various species of cocoa such as Criollo and Forastero mainly originate from the Amazon jungle and are planted and produced in Colombia, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Indonesia, Ghana, Ecuador and Nigeria
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