Investigating technological risks in development and food security

Food insecurity, caused by increases in the global population and the loss of arable land due to climate change and conflicts, pose a major risk to human lives and well-being, especially in the Global South. While technologies have been introduced to tackle food insecurity, it is understood that unintended risks,…
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Capacity building of small-scale potato growers in Punjab Pakistan

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Potato is an important crop in Pakistan for both consumers and producers. It is nutritious, produces high returns and there is a potential to increase yields by using good potato cultivation practices. However, a lack of knowledge concerning these is inhibiting many smallholder farmers in their effort to raise productivity.…
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Integrated approach to crop-livestock advisory services in Uganda reaps benefits despite COVID-19 pandemic

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A CABI-led pilot project to apply a ‘One Health’ approach to advisory services to help 1,200 smallholder farmers in Uganda tackle major crop and livestock health and production problems, is already reaping benefits despite challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has so far established four joint crop-livestock clinics…
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Multimedia helps increase uptake of sustainable agricultural intensification in four African countries

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A multimedia approach to extension services has helped increase the uptake of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (SAI) in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as part of the African Soil Health Consortium’s (ASHC) scale-up campaigns focused on the key crops of maize, common bean, soybean, cassava, potato and banana. New research, led…
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Enhancing technology-based agriculture and marketing in rural Punjab

Punjab’s agriculture growth rate has declined over the last two decades because of various challenges. These include the inadequate availability of high-yielding cultivars and lack of diversification in cultivation, inefficient on-farm water management, poor infrastructure for value chain development, weak research and extension services that are largely disconnected from market…
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CABI adopts ‘One Health’ approach to integrated crop-livestock advisory services in Uganda

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CABI is working in partnership to deliver a ‘One Health’ approach to advisory services which will help 1,200 smallholder farmers in Uganda deal with major health and production problems affecting their crops, livestock and food safety. The project will develop integrated crop-livestock health advisory services for both male and female…
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