I have worked for CABI since 2002 and have many years’ experience in different agricultural and biological control project. I specifically work on the insect pests of sugar cane, cotton, papaya mealybug, cotton mealybug and fruit fly.
I also have experience in establishing natural enemy field reservoirs (NEFR).
CABI’s centre in Pakistan coordinates our activities in Central and Western Asia. Small-scale farming here is widespread, employing a large percentage of the population in many areas. Agriculture contributes heavily towards the region’s economy and its development.
Tackling agricultural pests in Pakistan in a safe and sustainable way will save crop losses and benefit Pakistan’s exports. We are strengthening the capacity of Pakistan’s systems to implement biocontrol programmes for agricultural pests that cause huge problems. We will also lessen the impact of post-harvest pests and aflatoxins, and improve the capacity of plant health regulators to certify exports of agricultural commodities.
Start: 01/09/14 -End: 31/08/19