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CABI’s centre in Pakistan coordinates our activities in Central and Western Asia. Small-scale farming here is widespread, employing a large percentage of the population in many areas. Agriculture contributes heavily towards the region’s economy and its development.

About

CABI’s centre in Pakistan was established in 1957, and coordinates CABI activities in Central and Western Asia. This is a region where small-scale farming is widespread, employing a large percentage of the population in many areas. Agriculture contributes heavily towards the GDP of countries in Central and West Asia, and is highly important to the development of the region.

The centre works to help farmers in the region increase yields, improve the quality of crops and access markets, in a sustainable, environmentally-sensitive way. Access to knowledge, and farmer involvement and participation are key to the centre’s work. The centre pioneered the Farmer Field School approach and has delivered training on subjects including good agricultural practice (GAP), sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, integrated pest and crop management, and business and marketing skills.

The centre’s horticultural expertise helps local smallholder farmers improve their production and profitability by providing them with access to better quality seeds, and encouraging farmers to adopt good, sustainable soil and production practices. Integrated crop management is encouraged, including managing agricultural pests and diseases through safe biological means. Regional plant clinics give farmers the information they need to lose less of their crops to pests and diseases.

The centre also helps farmers overcome barriers to getting their crops to market. Post-disaster agricultural support is provided by the centre. Individuals and groups are encouraged to plan for, and thus minimise the impact of such disasters.

The centre works with a large number of donors and organizations in order to facilitate its work, including national and regional governments, private sector bodies, foundations, NGOs, and other experts in the field. Looking to the future the centre will focus on the delivery of agricultural knowledge, using plant clinics and innovative ICT methods to reach greater numbers of farmers and give them the knowledge to make positive choices and decisions about the way they farm.

Contact us

Babar Bajwa

Senior Regional Director, Asia

CABI, Opposite 1-A, Data Gunj Baksh Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

T: +92 (0) 51 9292063

E: b.bajwa@cabi.org

CABI - Pakistan

CABI, Opposite 1-A, Data Gunj Baksh Road, Satellite Town, PO Box 8, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

T: +92 51 929 2062, +92 51 843 4979

Centre staff

Saqib Ali

Communication Officer

Shakeel Ahmad

Program Management Coordinator, Development Communication and Extension (DC&E)

Muhammad Danish

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Asia

Muhammad Ayaz

Programme Implementation Manager, PlantwisePlus

Yasar Saleem

Project Manager, PlantwisePlus

Muhammad Waseem Ishaq

Project Manager (OAP)

Hafiz Mahmood Rehman

Master Trainer

Saif Ali

Project Officer, Policy

Daud Hussain Anjum

Biocontrol Research Assistant

Abdul Rehman

Deputy Director, Project Implementation and Research

Ejaz Ahmed

Field Assistant

Syed Azeem Hayder Shah Naqvi

Project Region Coordinator

CABI Blog

Revolutionizing crop protection in Pakistan: Registration guidance approved to promote sustainable biopesticides

14th February 2024
CABI Blog

CABI and Higher Education Commission to enhance learning in agriculture and biosciences in Pakistan

18th December 2023
CABI Blog

Breaking gender stereotypes and strengthening potato value chains in Pakistan

4th December 2023
CABI Blog

Biocontrol training in Pakistan helps farmers prevent harmful aflatoxins in chillies

9th November 2023

Documents

CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 12

January-April 2024

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 11

October - December 2023

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 10

May - September 2023

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 9

January - April 2023

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 8

October - December 2022

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 7

July - September 2022

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 5 & 6

January - June 2022

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 4

September - December 2021

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 2 & 3

April - August 2021

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CABI News Bulletin Asia - Issue 1

January - March 2021

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Project impacts - Evidence from CABI's on-the-ground interventions in Pakistan

This report summarizes the key impacts and activities of our projects which were published as news and blogs on the CABI website (CABI.org) in 2020

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Related projects

CABI Project
Promoting sustainable organic cotton production and supply in Pakistan

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 demotivating and uninteresting for famers. This project will create a conducive ecosystem for organic cotton and contribute to the long-term availability of non-GM cotton seed and organic inputs for farmers with a self-sustaining approach.

Start:01/09/19 -End:31/08/20