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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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Rauf Ahmad Khan Laghari Project Manager

T: +92 (0)51 9292064

Address

CABI, Opposite 1-A, Data Gunj Baksh Road, Satellite Town, Pakistan

Qualifications

MSc (Hons) Agriculture (Entomology)

I have 10 years experience of participatory farmer trainings and research activities on crops such as  cotton, wheat, citrus, guava, mango and vegetables. I have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders including farmers, agricultural extension workers local and national government officials, private sector representatives and donors in different socio-economic and cultural circumstances across provinces of Pakistan as Punjab and Sindh.


I have experties in research proposals/ project development and implementation, curricula development for different crops, conservation of biodiversity through Natural Enemy's Field Reservoirs (NEFRs) technology and management of natural resources on farm. I have also experience of producing cotton in more sustainable ways as per some specified set of production principles and criteria and managing the supply chain of qualified cotton by ensuring the segregation and traceability of produce throughout of its supply chain.


I am currently managing CABI's Better Cotton production projects to implement the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) with the specific objectives of improving the livelihoods and economic development of cotton farming communities and to reduce the environmental impact of cotton production.

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Producing better cotton in Pakistan

Cotton is Pakistan’s largest industrial sector. In total though, the industry is losing around 10–15% through poor traditional practices. Using the Better Cotton Standard System, we are encouraging farmers to implement Better Cotton production principles and criteria, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) by...