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

Better Cotton Initiative in Pakistan
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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Working in partnership to help 30,000 farmers in Kenya reap improved soybean harvests

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CABI is working in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise Ltd (ACRE Africa) and Kilimo Trust to help 30,000 farmers in Kenya, particularly women, improve their soybean yields. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Global Challenges…
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Improving soybean production in Kenya using digital and extension approaches

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In Kenya, soybean is a key crop in helping to improve livelihoods and nutrition. However, production only meets 10% of the market needs due to the effects of poor agricultural practices and pests and diseases. To address these issues, this project will provide a frontier system that integrates Earth Observation…
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Sanitary and phytosanitary compliance in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, being the newest World Trade Organization member, needs to comply with sanitary and phytosanitary measures to meet the demands of international standards for exports. However, currently, no reliable sanitary and phytosanitary system (SPS) exists in Afghanistan. In this project, CABI is working with USDA to launch online learning courses…
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Increasing safe and efficient trade of agriculture in East Africa

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The East African Community (EAC) represents one of the fastest-growing regional economic communities in the world. However, trade of agricultural products, from and within this region, has been hindered by factors including Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues. The project will assess the SPS systems and identify challenges and opportunities for…
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