Value of extension services highlighted at 2021 World Conference on Science Literacy

Smallholder farmers gather around a radio in Malawi to hear extension messages on how to grow more profitable crops
The value of extension services in helping smallholder farmers grow healthier and more profitable crops has been highlighted by CABI at the 2021 World Conference on Science Literacy held remotely online due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions. Around 450 experts and guests from around the world attended the conference – on…
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CABI-led project advocating a ‘One Health’ approach to crop and livestock services highlighted at webinar

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A CABI-led project advocating a ‘One Health’ approach to crop and livestock services in Uganda has been highlighted at a webinar on animal welfare hosted by the World Animal Protection Foundation (WTS). Christine Alokit, CABI Communication and Extension Scientist based in Uganda, told stakeholders attending the online event that the…
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Data on ‘One Health’ approach to integrated crop-livestock advisory services digitized for future analysis

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Data on a ‘One Health’ approach to integrated crop-livestock advisory services for smallholder farmers in Uganda has been digitized to enable better capture, analysis and use with a view to helping them better protect their crops and livestock from pests/vectors and diseases. A review of the project ‘Joint crop and…
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PlantwisePlus

Farmers’ crops are increasingly at the mercy of climate change, pests and diseases. PlantwisePlus will work to help countries predict, prepare for and prevent potential threats and reduce crop losses. We will provide comprehensive support to countries and farmers so they meet the increasing global demand for quality food in a changing…
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Development of farmer-friendly plant health digital content for smallholder farmers in Kenya

Digital technology has the potential to improve farmer livelihoods through access and utilization of agricultural digital platforms and digital online content across the agricultural value chain. However, despite the rapid global interest and growth of digital services, smallholder farmers face challenges that hinder them from realising the benefits of new…
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Investigating technological risks in development and food security

Food insecurity, caused by increases in the global population and the loss of arable land due to climate change and conflicts, pose a major risk to human lives and well-being, especially in the Global South. While technologies have been introduced to tackle food insecurity, it is understood that unintended risks,…
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