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

One Health Uganda
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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Joint crop and livestock services for smallholder farmers

Crop and livestock health is crucial to agricultural productivity and farmer livelihoods. However, in low-income countries, smallholders are often left without sufficient support to deal with crop and animal problems due to existing agricultural extension services being understaffed and underfunded. CABI’s work in plant health and plant clinics over the…
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CABI highlights benefits of analytics-based plant disease management as part of knowledge exchange webinar

"Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia."
CABI’s Henry Mibei – an expert in agricultural digital development – has contributed to the Africa-Korea Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) Knowledge Exchange Series aimed at innovative technology solutions for agricultural risk management. Mr Mibei, who is based at CABI’s Africa Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, took the opportunity to highlight how…
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Plantwise honoured with International IPM Achievement Award

Plantwise award
The CABI-led Plantwise programme, which has helped millions of smallholder farmers realise a 12-30% increase in crop-based activity and income, has won the IPM Team/Group category at the 2021 International IPM Achievement Awards. Judges were impressed with the impact of the Plantwise programme – launched in 2011 – which has…
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Fighting the desert locust through emergency communication campaigns

Roosting Desert Locusts
The desert locust remains a key threat to food security across Eastern Africa unless mitigation measures are put in place to track and combat them. As part of an emergency response to the risk posed by this pest, CABI and partners joined efforts to develop actionable farmer-friendly desert locust content…
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