Promoting domestic coffee consumption in Africa

Coffee is a primary source of income for more than 12 million households in Africa, and, in particular for rural-based populations. Over 38% of the total population of Burundi, 23% Tanzania, 22% Uganda, 17% Côte d’Ivoire and 14% Ethiopia, for example, depend on coffee farming. Production of the crop has,…
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Improving Pakistan’s food value chains through certification and quality assurance

Despite sufficient availability of natural resources, in Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Pakistan, constraints are faced throughout the value chain. Growth opportunities provided by domestic and global agriculture markets can therefore not be met. The aim of this project is to help create stronger food value chains in Pakistan by introducing certification facilities,…
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Cibuni Tea Estate ‘drinks to a more sustainable brew’ in biological fight against pests and diseases

Indonesian tea
The Cibuni Tea Estate, in the Java region of Indonesia, is benefiting from CABI’s expertise in Integrated Crop Management (ICM) as it adopts a more sustainable biological approach to fighting a range of tea pests and diseases such as looper caterpillars (Biston supressaria) and tea blister blight (Exobasidium vexans Massee).…
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Promoting sustainable organic cotton production and supply in Pakistan

Cotton seed
Certified organic cotton production contributes to less than 1% of global cotton cultivation. This is because access to organic cotton seed is so difficult. In Pakistan, the lack of policies, availability of non-Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed and weak links with input suppliers and supply chains makes organic cotton farming…
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Aflatoxin control in Pakistan

Corn field
Aflatoxins are a group of toxins produced by certain fungi - Aspergillus flavus - found in crops such as maize and groundnuts. These aflatoxins are toxic and can cause serious health problems for humans and livestock. They can also cause problems within the food chain because they contaminate crops, cause…
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CABI urges key ‘actors’ in the food value and trade chain to attend Pakistan Horti Expo 2020 and help boost exports

Fruit and veg
CABI is urging a range of key ‘actors’ in the food value and trade chain – including smallholder farmers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and exporters – to attend the Pakistan Horti Expo 2020 and help boost the country’s fruit and vegetable exports. The event, which will take place at the…
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