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Workshop highlights importance of SPS capacity building for greater food security in Pakistan
March 13, 2023
Dr M.Sajid Qureshi, Dr Talha Nazir, Kazam Ali
CABI, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Department of Plant Protection (DPP), have held a workshop aimed to strengthening Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) measures to ensure greater food security in Pakistan amid risks posed by quarantine pests and chemicals due to high toxicity levels. Pakistan needs to meet the high international standards for food…
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.
World Food Day: How can data science and modelling help smallholders adapt to climate change?
October 14, 2022
Data science and modelling are relatively new concepts when it comes to farming. For centuries, smallholders have carefully passed down agricultural skills from generation to generation. They depended on this knowledge. And stable seasons and weather meant this information remained relevant for years.
CABI partners in training to help ensure Pakistan’s food security amid challenges of climate change
August 10, 2022
Pakistan, according to a report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank, is one of the world’s countries most at risk from the impacts of climate change with temperatures potentially rising considerably above the global average.
CABI contributes to infographic revealing impacts of COVID-19 on farm households in Pakistan
May 25, 2022
CABI has contributed to new research findings in an infographic from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which reveals the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm households in Pakistan.
Climate change and fish
December 1, 2021
Patrick TK Woo
Fish protein is an excellent alternative to land-based meat, and the impacts of climate change can be mitigated in cage culture of finfish.
High-level discussion hears of ‘devastating scenario’ for global food system
November 30, 2021
A high-level discussion, which explored how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected food security for millions of people around the world, has revealed how hikes in oil prices, conflicts, emerging diseases, poor governance, and disruption in supply chains have come together to create a potentially ‘devastating scenario’ for the global food system. An online panel hosted…
Review highlights Uganda’s neglected crops and climate change challenges
October 25, 2021
A new CABI-led review has been published which highlights the importance of restoring Uganda’s neglected crops to market as well as the need for increased crop diversification amid food security issues exacerbated by the risks of climate change.
Addressing plant pandemics to solve food security in Africa
October 20, 2021
On World Food Day held recently, CABI’s Dr Dennis Rangi, Director General, Development, asked how we can apply the determination and urgency shown to the COVID-19 pandemic to plant pandemics on the African continent in order to help food security.
Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – how do we tackle crop loss?
September 29, 2021
When we think about food waste, what might spring to mind are those bags of lettuce gone bad in the crisper drawer of the fridge or refuse bins at the back of supermarkets full of items that have gone past their sell by date, writes Tamsin Davis, Development Communications Manager at CABI.
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