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Background: Strides have been made in Bangladesh to promote the utilisation of biological control agents (BCAs), however farmer utilisation remains sub-optimal. The establishment of local BCA production hubs, although touted as a panacea to this problem, has no proven business case. This study...

Author(s)
Kadzamira, M. A. T. J.; Chaudhary, M.; Williams, F.; Dutta, N. K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2022, 3, 48,
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Rural women in Tamil Nadu who are engaged in cottage industries have increased their empowerment via the operation of local production hubs for biopesticides that are linked to a network of plant clinics. This article presents evidence of empowerment in several aspects: (1) women have control over...

Author(s)
Kadzamira, M.; Chaudhary, M.; Rajkumar, R.; Williams, F.
Publisher
DLG-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Citation
Rural 21, 2022, 56, 1, pp 41-43
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This study assesses the use and benefits of the Plantwise Knowledge Bank (PWKB) using mixed methods. Focusing on website activity for 2021, study findings show that the PWKB has diverse users within national plant health ecosystems from both Plantwise and non-Plantwise countries. Plantwise...

Author(s)
Kadzamira, M. A. T. J.; Ogunmodede, A.; Iqbal, M.; Williams, F.; Hill, S.; Curry, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2022, 30, pp 36 pp.
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This working paper reports on a study conducted to assess two sets of information: awareness and use of biopesticide/biological control products (BCPs; generally taken to include macro- and micro-organisms, botanical extracts and semiochemicals), and awareness and use of CABI's web-based...

Author(s)
Bundi, M.; Mbugua, F.; Williams, F.; Rware, H.; Mibei, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2022, 29, pp 30 pp.
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The objective of this study was to understand the status of the invasive species system in Bangladesh, including its responsiveness. A methodology was developed for identifying areas where the system can be strengthened, as well as for establishing a baseline against which changes in the...

Author(s)
Constantine, K.; Malvika Chaudhary; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2022, 28, pp 22 pp.
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The study seeks to understand the current status of the invasive species system in Zambia, including its responsiveness. A methodology was developed for identifying areas where the system can be strengthened, as well as establishing a baseline against which changes in system responsiveness can be...

Author(s)
Constantine, K.; Mulila-Mitti, J.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2022, 27, pp 21 pp.
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Background: Invasive species affect the social, economic and health aspects of many farmers and are known to cause major losses with considerable costs spent on management. Several international agreements recognise the threat caused by invasive species which signatories have an obligation to...

Author(s)
Williams, F.; Constantine, K. L.; Ali, A. A.; Karanja, T. W.; Kibet, S.; Lingeera, E. K.; Muthike, G.; Rwomushana, I.; Godwin, J.; Day, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 42,
Abstract

The Seeing is Believing (SIB) project builds on the Plantwise (PW) programme and provides picture-based advisories (PBA), i.e. remote advice to farmers based on picture-based crop monitoring. Farmers registered in the SIB project send images of affected crops and repeat images of the fields via...

Author(s)
Nagpal, A.; Williams, F.; Jadhav, A.; Malarvannan, S.; Rengalakshmi, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Study Brief Series, 2021, 38, pp 12 pp.
Abstract

Gender integration focuses on applying a gender lens to look at how social relations of gender and underlying power dynamics affect men's and women's participation in and benefit from development programmes. In Plantwise, gender mainstreaming aimed to (1) understand gender relations and how they...

Author(s)
Terefe, B.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Study Brief Series, 2021, 41, pp 13 pp.
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The invasive pest, fall armyworm (FAW) was confirmed to be in Ghana in 2016. Stakeholders, including CABI, worked to support the development of a national FAW management plan. A review of the management plan implementation was undertaken using outcome harvesting, a Sprockler inquiry and key...

Author(s)
Williams, F.; Marwijk, A. van; Rware, H.; Essegbey, G.; Besah, P.; Duah, S.; Hevi, W.; Karbo, N.; Quaye, W.; Watiti, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Study Brief Series, 2021, 40, pp 19 pp.

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