‘Sowing the seeds’ of better potato production in the Punjab

The ‘Capacity building of small-scale potato growers in Punjab, Pakistan’ project – led by CABI and funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) – is already ‘sowing the seeds’ of success for hundreds growing one of the province’s key crops.
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“Through the gender lens, invisible women farmers can finally be seen”

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In support of SDG5: Gender Equality, CABI ensures that a gender lens is applied in all of our work. CABI’s goal is to create opportunities for women in agriculture by investing in inclusive economic growth. Our work encourages more food production and trade, while considering how women can share the benefits of growth. This year…
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‘Whole family’ approach supports value chain development through improved gender inclusion

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Women play a key role in agriculture in Pakistan that has not always been acknowledged. They are mostly deprived of access to information, knowledge and skills enhancement. This leads to poor technical skills with minimum wage employment, no recognition and no role in family decision-making.
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Fields trials on biological control of aflatoxins on red chilies to ensure safer crops

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CABI in Pakistan is leading a project to help provide a biological control solution for combatting aflatoxin issues prevailing in red chillies grown in Sindh, Pakistan.
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Onion farmers embrace value chain approach and ‘best practice’ interventions in rural Sindh

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CABI’s centre in Pakistan is currently implementing an ACIAR-funded R4D project in Sindh. Called ‘Strengthening Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan’ (SVVCP), the project aims to benefit community livelihoods.
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Boosting socio-economic gender equity for smallholder potato farmers in Pakistan

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Conventional farming systems in Pakistan deprive smallholder potato farmers (both men and women) of the fair and equitable social and financial gains they deserve as a result of social, marketing, and technical challenges.
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Vegetable project in Pakistan build capacity of agriculture extension staff on value chain approach in Punjab and Sindh

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Smallholder farmers constitute a major part of the vegetable industry in Pakistan. However, these farmers cannot effectively participate and benefit from the existing vegetable supply chains due to various reasons such as social, financial and market constraints. In addition, a production-orientated mindset can also lead to poor quality and low prices.
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Women and youth play key role in nutritional aspects of Pakistan’s potato value chain

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In Pakistan, rural women and youth constitute more than half of the country’s 220 million population and are responsible for multiple roles in different aspects of crop and food production. This blog is published ahead of International Youth Day on Friday 12 August, 2022.
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CABI partners in training to help ensure Pakistan’s food security amid challenges of climate change

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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.
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Maize cob picker helps increase efficiency of harvests in rural Punjab, Pakistan

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Maize farmers in rural Punjab, Pakistan, are realizing the benefits of mechanized harvest technology thanks to a Chinese-made maize cob picker which improves efficiency by 50 percent.
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