CABI to help increase healthy vegetable production and consumption in Kenya and Ethiopia

Farmer field in Kwale County, during Biocontrol training in Kenya
CABI has joined forces with the World Vegetable Centre and SNV to help increase healthy vegetable production and consumption in Kenya and Ethiopia as part of a €6m five-year project funded by the Ikea Foundation. Under the auspice of ‘Veggies 4 Planet & People (V4P&P),’ CABI is spending the rest…
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Enabling vegetable business development in East Africa

Consuming vegetables as part of a daily diet is extremely beneficial to the health and wellbeing of individuals. A healthy diet can help prevent non-communicable diseases. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, vegetable consumption is the lowest of any region in the world. Problems within the vegetable supply and value chain, including…
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Kenya’s livestock value chain may be strengthened through collaboration with US agricultural sector

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CABI is conducting research and analysis of Kenya’s livestock value chain to see if it might be further strengthened through investments, trade and collaborations with the United States agricultural sector. The work will aim to help improve the livelihoods of farmers and contribute to increasing food security for Kenya’s 47…
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Rapid appraisal of the financing landscape for the coffee sector in Africa

The coffee sector in Africa provides a vital source of income for many smallholder farmers and accounts for a large proportion of export income for many countries. However, access to finance for production, in-country processing and marketing of coffee is one of the main challenges limiting the transformation of the…
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Researching and analysing the Kenya livestock value chain

The livestock sector in Kenya is vital to people’s livelihoods. Many households depend on it for income through the sale of animal products, employment, as a source of food, and it also contributes significantly to the national gross domestic product. However, the production and productivity of the sector are below…
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CABI’s role in helping SADC Member States fight crop pests and diseases highlighted in FAO bulletin

CABI’s role in helping 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States crop pests and diseases has been highlighted in a new bulletin published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The ‘Support Towards the Operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (STOSAR) bulletin’ reports how…
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