Understanding smallholder farmers is crucial to meeting ‘zero hunger’ goal

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It’s a stark reality that rural women are among the most vulnerable to hunger as part of nearly 745 million people worldwide who are exposed to severe levels of food insecurity – of which 75% of these are from rural areas and depend on agriculture to sustain them. Dr Justice…
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CABI produces Agricultural Transformation Plan for Pakistan Government to help boost economy by US$10bn a year

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Food value chain experts at CABI have worked alongside the Pakistan Government to produce an Agricultural Transformation Plan (ATP) which is aimed at boosting the country’s economy by US$10bn a year and creating millions of new jobs. Dr Mubarik Ali is team leader of the ‘Cluster Development-Based Agriculture Transformation Plan-Vision…
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Stronger international promotion of natural pest control in association with BioProtection Global

CABI BioProtection Portal welcomes BioProtection Global as an Associate The CABI BioProtection Portal – the ground-breaking online bioprotection resource, available on four continents – has strengthened its ability to promote the worldwide adoption of natural pest control by welcoming BioProtection Global (BPG) as an Associate. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…
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Visit of Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya promotes mutual food security efforts

Her Excellency Agrina Mussa, the Malawian High Commissioner to Kenya, recently toured several CABI-led projects being implemented in the country. The visits took place alongside consultations aimed at enhancing areas of collaboration between the two countries and improving farmer livelihoods in Malawi.
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CABI welcomes Ethiopia as its 50th member country

CABI has welcomed Ethiopia as its 50th member country where it will enjoy a range of benefits including input into CABI’s global development agenda, links to its international network of partners as well as regular consultations to address members’ needs. Dr Trevor Nicholls, CEO of CABI, confirmed signature of the…
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New research reveals how pesticide-free crop protection yields up to US$ 20 billion/year benefits in Asia-Pacific region

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Scientists have estimated for the first time how nature-based solutions for agricultural pest control deliver US$ 14.6 to US$ 19.5 billion annually across 23 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The new research, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggests that non-chemical crop protection (or biological control) delivers economic…
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