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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…
Sustainable cotton production ‘through the eyes’ of a Better Cotton farmer
April 9, 2021
Noor Nabi Bhutto, Noreen Mangrio
Mr Javed is a resident of the village Jameel Dall, union council Mir Imam Bux Talpur, in the district of Mirpur Khas in Pakistan. He has, since 2012, been one of the active farmers of CABI’s project to help improve cotton production which is run under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).
Better Cotton Initiative is empowering rural women in Pakistan through entrepreneurship
March 8, 2021
Naheed Babar, Noor Nabi Bhutto, Noreen Mangrio
As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 today (8 March) and its theme of ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’, CABI’s Naheed Babar, Noreen Mangrio and Noor Nabi Bhutto highlight how CABI’s role in the Better Cotton Initiative is helping to empower women in Pakistan through entrepreneurship.
Rural women in Pakistan trained on principles of Better Cotton Initiative despite COVID-19
January 2, 2021
Noor Nabi Bhutto, Noreen Mangrio
As we all know, 2020 has been the worst year in the lifetimes of many people around the world due to COVID-19 – the severe acute respiratory disease – also known as SARS-CoV-2 because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003.
CABI in Pakistan showcases its work on cotton as part of World Cotton Day
October 20, 2020
Babar Latif Baloch, Noreen Mangrio
CABI in Pakistan took the opportunity to showcase its work on cotton, as part of a special World Cotton Day event hosted by the Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) in Multan, which included details on how it supporting more than 32,000 cotton farmers, 52,000 cotton farm workers and 500 agriculture extension workers through its projects.
The advantage of developing ‘linkages’ for Better Cotton Initiative in Sindh province, Pakistan
September 29, 2020
In agriculture, cotton crop plays a vital role in the economy of Pakistan as the fourth biggest producer in the world behind China, India and the United States. But cotton yields and livelihoods are at risk from a range of pests such as Whitefly, Thrips, Cotton Mealybug, Pink Bollworm, and other sucking and chewing type…
CABI Impact Brief showcases successes in capacity building for Better Cotton Initiative
April 6, 2020
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A CABI Study Brief, entitled ‘Improving the safety and quality of cotton production in Pakistan’ shares findings on the impact of a CABI capacity building programme for farmers and farm workers involved in the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in two Pakistan districts.
Cotton industry stakeholders from Punjab familiarized on aflatoxin management through ‘green’ technology
March 16, 2020
Sabyan Faris Honey
Aflatoxin contamination in food, feed, and agricultural produce is a matter of concern around the world because of their carcinogenic, metabolic, mutagenic, immunosuppressive, and teratogenic effects. Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is the monohydroxylated derivative of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), developed in the liver of lactating animals during metabolism and further excreted into the raw milk of cattle…
‘Sowing the seeds’ for organic cotton in Pakistan
February 5, 2020
Ashfaque Ahmed Nahiyoon, Babar Bajwa
CABI, under its Cotton Advocacy for Policy and Seed (CAPAS) Project with funding from the C&A Foundation, is making good progress to support the procurement, production and certification of non-GMO cotton seed as well as the development of organic cotton policy in Pakistan.
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