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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Support of Liveability Challenge 2022 highlights CABI’s commitment to sustainability

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CABI helps farmers tackle global issues like poverty, hunger, education, equality, sustainability, climate change and biodiversity by sharing knowledge and science, writes Neil Willsher, CABI’s Global Director, Value Chain & Trade.
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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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Improving access to legume technologies in Ghana

In Ghana, legumes offer an important food staple and commercial crop for smallholder farmers, with legume value chains making a significant impact on food security and household incomes. However, production of legumes, such as soybean, are on the decline in the sub-Saharan Africa. This can be attributed to a number of factors, but chief among…
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Tackling pests to boost Uganda’s blossoming trade in floriculture

Breaking down the barriers to international trade has never been more important. Flowers are a profitable form of income for many low- and middle-income countries. However, small-scale growers in places like Uganda face hurdles accessing the kind of information and technologies needed to improve the standard of produce to supply lucrative global markets like the…
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Improving market access for peppercorn farmers in South East Asia

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For many years, Vietnam has been the world’s main exporter of pepper. In 2018, exports of pepper from Vietnam accounted for 25% of the global market. In the same year, Vietnam’s total pepper production was nearly 40% of the world’s total pepper output. Vietnam’s pepper is exported to 109 countries and territories including the United…
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Working in partnership to increase safe and efficient trade of agriculture in East Africa

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CABI, together with a law firm KO and Associates, have been contracted by Land O Lakes Venture 37 (V37) TRASE (Trade in Agriculture Safely and Efficiently) project, funded by the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA), to conduct a comprehensive assessment of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) systems implemented in the East African Community (EAC).
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Coronavirus and the Implications for Food Systems and Policy

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In this blog, which originally appeared on the Agrilinks website, we take a look at the potential for COVID-19 to impact local and global food systems and their ability to provide safe, affordable, and nutritious food as well as sufficient incomes for people working in food and agriculture sectors. We thank the authors Billy Hall,…
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Agro-tourism on agenda at Mekong Agriculture Ministers Meeting

Planting rice at Siem Reap At the second Greater Mekong Subregion Agriculture Ministers Meeting, which opened yesterday in Siem Reap province in Cambodia, ministers from the six GMS countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – are discussing the most important issues in agricultural sectors of the sub-region. The main topics in the…
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