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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Space-age pest monitoring pays dividends for farmers in Kenya

Susie Kitchens, Deputy High Commissioner, speaking at the launch
Space-age technology to provide farmers with an early warning of pest outbreaks, which could devastate their crops and livelihoods, is paying dividends by increasing yields and reducing losses for maize farmers in Kenya.
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Strong partnerships towards global food security focus at CABI’s 20th Review Conference

Creating stronger partnerships to help build an inclusive and sustainable future for millions of smallholder farmers and greater global food security was the focus of CABI’s 20th Review Conference held on 12-13 September 2019 at the Runnymede Hotel in Egham, UK.
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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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Strengthening vegetable value chains in Pakistan

Small scale vegetable farmers in Pakistan encounter a number of issues that compromise their sustainable livelihoods; particularly for women and youth. Through the project, an alliance of selected organisations is aiming to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in Sindh and Punjab through strengthening selected horticultural value chains, and promoting…
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Project launched to strengthen vegetable value chains in Pakistan

CABI has launched a project to strengthen the value chains of four vegetables in Pakistan - thereby helping to boost the household incomes and livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers and their families.
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Producing fruit crops through innovative and market-orientated IPM in Vietnam

The project focuses on the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of four key economically important crops: dragon fruit, mango, longan and lichi for export to markets in the USA. It addresses the important production-limiting pests and diseases and their management. Specifically, practises based on ecologically sound IPM strategies and the use…
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PRISE: a Pest Risk Information SErvice

Pests can decimate crops and are estimated to cause around a 40% loss. These insects, mites and plant pathogens can impact on food security and impede supply chains and international trade. A Pest Risk Information SErvice (PRISE) aims to solve this problem by using data to help farmers manage pests…
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Establishing a centre for crop health and protection in the UK

Breakthroughs in science and technology are helping overcome global food production challenges and changing the worlds' agriculture. A new Centre for Applied Crop Science is ensuring the UK has the necessary capital needed to deliver a cutting edge platform to support agriculture in the UK and beyond. CABI is the…
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