Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Coffee
Coffee production in Rwanda Nairobi, Kenya, 5 November, 2019 - The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s…
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Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA)

beautiful landscape view of rice terraces and hous
The vision of the CASA programme is increased global investment in agribusinesses which trade with smallholders in equitable commercial relationships, increasing smallholders’ incomes and climate resilience.
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Partners step-up efforts to improve Pakistan’s food export capabilities to China and beyond

CABI is busy working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) to help Pakistan’s Ministry for National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R) enhance the country’s capacity to increase food exports to China and other countries around the world.
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Fertilizer Optimization Tool to increase farmers’ yields highlighted at CODATA 2019 Conference

CABI has highlighted the benefits of digital agriculture, through the range of Fertilizer Optimization Tools, at the CODATA 2019 Conference in Beijing, China, including how the Fertilizer Optimizer app in Uganda increased some farmers yields seven-fold.
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Securing food security and livelihoods through Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Ghana

Smallholder farmers in Ghana are enjoying greater food security and more profitable livelihoods by practicing Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (SAI) alongside the government’s overarching plan to promote ‘one village, one dam’, ‘planting for food and jobs’, and ‘rearing for food and jobs.’
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‘$10bn to feed 10 billion by 2050’, CABI tells AGRF

CABI has told the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2019 that investment in agritech needs to double to at least $10bn a year if the world’s smallholder farmers are to help feed a global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
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Project launched to create stronger food value chains in Pakistan

CABI has launched a project to create greater food value chains in Pakistan by introducing certification facilities for quality assurance and stronger market linkages in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the country.
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Plantwise

Plantwise plant doctor helping female farmers in Kenya
Worldwide, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two-thirds of the earth’s growing population. Achieving a zero hunger world by 2030 depends on increasing the productivity of these smallholder farmers – but their crops face a significant threat. Yearly, an estimated 40% of crops grown worldwide are lost to…
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CABI hosts side meeting on operationalizing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the 15th CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting

CABI is today hosting a discussion led by a panel composed of representatives from Economic Community of Central African states (ECCAS), Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Alliance for Commodity Trade in East and Southern Africa (ACTESA), German Society for International Corporation (GIZ) and the Kenya Agribusiness and Agroindustry Alliance…
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CABI publishes recommendations to fight scourge of parthenium weed in Central West Asia

CABI has today published a new evidence note highlighting a list of recommendations to fight the highly-invasive parthenium weed which can have significant impacts on human health, the environment, livestock production and health and crop yields.
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