Sustainable management of fall armyworm in Botswana

During 2017-18, the invasion of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Botswana posed a serious threat to food and nutrition security for vulnerable farming communities and households. Surveillance of pests, known as pest monitoring, will help mitigate the negative impacts of FAW in the country and will also promote the wider…
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CABI-led Africa Soil Health Consortium helps over a million farmers grow more and better crops

Farmers discussing the effectiveness of banana print material during a pre-test activity in Tanzania The CABI-led Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) has reached more than 1.3 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, helping them to grow more and better crops. Improved information is critical to increase…
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Helping to achieve sustainable agriculture in Myanmar

toxicological studies for the diamondback moth in Yezin Agricultural University
The agriculture sector in Myanmar is predominantly dominated by rice. It is a key commodity for domestic food security as well as a generator for export income, and in the future could have the potential to become a global rice supplier. However, Myanmar is susceptible to crop losses from pests,…
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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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Improving pest management in agroforestry on sloping land

Sampling tree seedlings, Yontan County Nursery, DPRK
Land in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is predominantly mountainous with a high proportion of upland slopes. Agroforestry methods help to maintain sloping land and over 200 established Sloping Land User Groups (SLUGs) already apply these methods. To mitigate associated environmental risks of sloping land, to increase food…
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Study shows Plantwise plays key role in helping to implement agri-policies to reduce China’s reliance on pesticides

Plantwise clinic - Beijing
A Plantwise plant clinic supports farmers in Beijing A CABI working paper looking at the impact of agricultural policies with a specific focus on subsidized sustainable biological controls has revealed that the CABI-led Plantwise programme played a key role in reducing China’s reliance on more harmful…
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