Biocontrol training in Pakistan helps farmers prevent harmful aflatoxins in chillies

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Pakistan is the world’s fourth-largest producer of chillies. The country accounts for around 4-5% of global chilli production. Sindh province is where 85% of Pakistan’s chillies are grown, making it one of the biggest chilli-producing regions worldwide. The province is well-known for the town of Kunri, home of the world-famous Dundicut red chillies. But here,…
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Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety celebrates landmark

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The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety (Joint Lab) is celebrating a successful 15 years of agricultural science and innovation towards more sustainable food security in China. The celebration ceremony was witnessed by some 300 participants from 16 countries attending the International Symposium on Plant Biosafety (ISPB) in Kunming,…
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Study highlights how joint clinics can help Kenyan farmers address ‘One Health’ issues

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In sub-Saharan Africa, economic growth from agriculture is 11 times more effective at reducing extreme poverty compared with any other sector. In Kenya, 71% of the rural population work in the agriculture sector, accounting for nearly 70% of export earnings.
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Training workshop held on risk assessment for pesticides use to help safeguard crops in Thailand

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Pesticides are a double-edged sword in agriculture. On one hand, they play a crucial role in protecting crops from pests, increasing smallholder farmers’ profits, and enhancing food security. On the other hand, their misuse or excessive use can have detrimental effects on human health, the environment, and non-target organisms.
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CABI hosts first ever youth in agriculture stakeholders networking event in Lusaka, Zambia

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The majority of Zambia’s 19.5 million citizens rely upon agriculture for all or part of their livelihoods with the country’s 1.5 million smallholder farmers – of which 20% are headed by women – dominating the sector with maize being the main staple crop.
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Fostering food safety: Joint cooperation for improving MRLs regulatory system in Vietnam

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Vietnam is a country prominent for its rich history, impressive landscapes, and delectable cuisine. It is not only making headlines for its tourism but also for its collaborative approach to food safety and regulations.
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Strengthening Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems in Burundi: A transformative training experience

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To ensure the competitiveness of Burundi’s agricultural products on the international market, the on-going project on strengthening Burundi’s plant health system initiated a training programme aimed at increasing the country’s capacity to improve its Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems (SPS).
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The climate crisis disproportionately affects women and girls. We need to act on climate change and gender!

The climate crisis does not affect everyone equally. Women and girls are more likely to experience the greatest impacts of climate change. According to the UN Environment Programme, for example, 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. And in an article from 2022, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of…
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CABI shares expertise in data policy and practice at international data conference in India

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CABI has shared its expertise in data policy and practise at the International Conference on Open and FAIR Data Ecosystem Principles, Policies, and Platforms held in New Delhi, India from 11th – 13th September 2023. Arun Jadhav, Manager – Digital Development, and Akanksha Nagpal, Project Coordinator South Asia, presented at the event – hosted by…
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CABI’s expertise in digital data to help fight crop pests showcased in Punjab

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CABI’s digital data expertise has been showcased through a project in Punjab, Pakistan, and will help smallholders in the fight against crop pests. 
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