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Reaping the rich harvest of the kitchen garden despite devastating floods in Pakistan
March 10, 2023
Mushtaque Ali, Rahib Ali
Long-lasting and heavy monsoon rains since June 2022 have claimed thousands of lives in large parts of Pakistan particularly Sindh. Millions of people have had to leave their homes and are now homeless or living in emergency shelters.
Women’s empowerment through skills development – small revolutions bring big changes
March 7, 2023
Noor Nabi Bhutto, Rehana Ali
CABI strongly upholds the importance of women’s empowerment for community development and to help the sustainable progress of the country where they live and Pakistan is no exception.
CABI partnership equips cotton growers to mass produce eco-friendly bioprotection products
January 12, 2023
CABI’s centre in India is busy working in partnership to help cotton growers increase their yields and livelihoods by fighting pests and diseases with safer-to-use and more environmentally friendly bioprotection products.
Using compost to grow better cotton in Pakistan: a farmer’s story
June 13, 2022
Ghulam Mustafa, Mushtaque Kalroo
This is the story of smallholder cotton farmer Wazeer Ali, who was supported by CABI in Pakistan under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in 2021, and is reaping the benefits of composting for his crop.
Taking steps towards female empowerment through Better Cotton Initiative in Pakistan
March 8, 2022
Noor Nabi Bhutto
CABI’s centre in Pakistan is dedicated to helping improve the empowerment of female cotton farm workers as part of its remit under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) which is tasked with trying to avert annual cotton crop losses of around $350m.
A Step towards Climate Smart Agriculture and cost effectiveness
October 4, 2021
Muhammad Irfan Arain, Noor Nabi Bhutto, Shafi Muhammad Jariko
CABI is delivering training to its better cotton farmers on various Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to implement the Better Cotton standard system. Among these GAPs is the issue of compost technology and its benefits – introduced to Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) registered farmers who were fully guided for its development.
BCI farmer shares benefits of safer and more sustainable biological controls to manage pests in cotton crop
August 18, 2021
Luqman Dahri, Noor Nabi Bhutto, Umair Asghar
What does sustainability mean? In the context of agriculture, sustainability refers to the successful management of agricultural resources to satisfy human needs while at the same time maintaining or enhancing the quality of the environment and conserving natural resources for future generations.
Piloting worker voice technology in Pakistan
July 26, 2021
Engaging people working in agriculture to get a clear, comprehensive understanding of the challenges they face in their work, especially on labour issues, is key to being able to provide effective solutions. In rural, dispersed farming areas, however, this can be a difficult task using traditional outreach methods. The Covid-19 pandemic has made this engagement…
Farmers in Pakistan use pheromone capsules to fight back against cotton crop pest the pink bollworm
July 14, 2021
Allah Bux, Ghulam Nabi, Mushtaque Ali
Cotton is Pakistan’s largest industrial sector but is impacted by many pests. The pink bollworm (Pectinophora gossypiella) is considered its worst enemy as it affects the quality of the lint and, ultimately, loss of the crop.
Kamla Bai charts her journey of empowerment from farmworker to women village trainer for CABI
April 29, 2021
Kainat Panhwer, Noor Nabi Bhutto, Noreen Mangrio
This is the story of Kamla Bai who has been a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) farmworker since 2015. Mrs Bai belongs to a minority Hindu community and lives in a small village of district Mirpur Khas in Pakistan. She received her education to Matric level (10th grade), graduated from high school, and has since been…
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