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As a tool contributing to sustainable agricultural transformation, Spore's influence is well recognised. In this final Trends article, we review the legacy of CTA's flagship publication and how it has evolved from a short technical bulletin to a comprehensive online and print magazine.

Author(s)
Cartmell-Thorp, S.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, 195, pp 4-7

Smallholder farmers in Africa continue to face numerous hurdles accessing credit or loans to increase their production. It is indicated that innovation and partnerships are key to addressing this, along with stronger government leadership and support.

Author(s)
Castell, H.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, 195, pp 34-35

This article explains how 'impact investment funds' work and reports that these funds are fast becoming the vehicle of choice for governments and donors looking to invest in African agriculture and encourage private sector investors to do the same.

Author(s)
Castell, H.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, No.193, pp 4-7

This article reports on a landmark report on digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) in Africa that compiles and highlights data on digital solutions that are enabling the transformation of African agriculture. Despite showing some impressive achievements in digital transformation, the report...

Author(s)
Boloh, Y.; Cartmell-Thorp, S.
Publisher
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Spore, 2019, No.194, pp 4-7

Current study is an attempt to evaluate inequality in uni-dimensional and multidimensional spectrum in agro-climatic zones of Punjab and their representative districts by using cross sectional data of HIES/PSLM of last 10 years from 2005-2006 to 2015-16. By developing an axiomatic framework 3 most...

Author(s)
Saima Asad; Baig, I. A.; Abdul Saboor; Rashid Mahmood
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 192-201

Surveys were conducted for apricot insect pollinators during apricot blossom period (early March) from Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza-Nagar and Skardu. Total 18 species of 14 genera under seven families of orders Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera were identified. Order Diptera was represented by family...

Author(s)
Hina Maryam; Rafi, M. A.; Ahmed Zia; Ghulam Rasul; Sheikh, M. K.; Muhammad Qasim; Gulnaz Parveen
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 202-211

Sericulture is a distinctive field of agriculture in which silkworms, Bombyx mori (Bombycidae: Lepidoptera), are reared on wide range for commercial purpose. Silkworm is susceptible to various pathogenic diseases. Among the all bacterial diseases of B. mori, flacherie is injurious disease that is...

Author(s)
Nazar, M. Z.; Ayyan Umer; Sarwar, Z. M.; Faiz, F. U.; Sikandar Hussain
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 212-216

Flowering in Solanum lycopersicum L. is sensitive to low-temperature as it inhibits the fuit growth and causes poor fruit setting. The present experiment was conducted to improve the fruit growth and fruit set in tomato during low-temperature stress conditions by the use of growth regulator...

Author(s)
Chishti, S. A. S.; Saba Aleem; Iram Sharif; Kashif Nadeem; Nusrat Parveen; Muhammad Najeebullah
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 217-223

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) is a continental deciduous plant with cold winters that can withstand temperatures as low as -30°C. The apricot has been used as a treatment for various diseases in Folk medicines. Shot hole which is a fungal disease caused by Wilsonomyces carpophilus is one of the...

Author(s)
Humayun Saleem; Fateh, F. S.; Zia-Ur-Rehman; Siddique, M. A. B.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 224-227

Ameliorative role of organic amendments in improvement of fertility status of salt affected soil was studied in a pot experiment conducted at research area of University of Sargodha in year 2017-18. A saline sodic-soil with desirable characteristics (SP = 40.35, ECe = 5.17 dS m-1, pHs = 8.71, SAR = ...

Author(s)
Noor-Us-Sabah; Tahir, M. A.; Ghulam Sarwar; Sher Muhammad
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020, 33, 2, pp 228-233

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