Strengthening pest and disease management in the SADC region

Transboundary plant pests and diseases threaten food and nutrition security and adversely affect trade and the agricultural sector's competitiveness. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States, the five key priority pests include Maize lethal necrosis disease (MLN), Tomato leaf miner (Tuta (Phthorimaea) absoluta), Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis),…
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Regulatory harmonization in Pakistan for maximum residue limits and biopesticides

Many less developed economies in Asia, including Pakistan, face challenges in conforming to international food standards and, in particular, pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs), either because these MRLs are not established or because the MRLs are too low for farmers to comply with. Subsequently, affecting Pakistan’s ability to trade. This…
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Public-private partnership to unlock potato sector potential in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Kurdistan potatoes
CABI is leading a partnership to help further develop and complete the potato value chain in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, ultimately benefitting 8,000 smallholder farmers with improved livelihoods and creating over 10,000 jobs – including employment for refugees and internally displaced people. The five-year project, funded by The Netherlands…
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CABI and ACWICT partner to enhance digital agricultural resource use by women and young farmers in Kenya

Female farmer in field
The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) and CABI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will enable both organisations to jointly work towards enhancing access and use of digital resources by women and young farmers to enable sustainable agricultural production and food security. This comes…
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Important role of women highlighted in study focused on the benefits of good farmer seed production

Female farmers
A new study looking at the benefits of good farmer seed production suggests women need more support to participate in contract farming – to the same extent as their male counterparts – and have more equality along the whole food value chain. The CABI-led research – which sought to assess…
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Food safety and market access for peppercorn in South East Asia

Peppercorn is a key agricultural crop accounting for 20% of Vietnam’s gross domestic product and is a rising industry in Laos and Cambodia. However, non-compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) at the smallholder farmer level is threatening exports to high-value international markets due to concerns over food safety. CABI…
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