‘Sowing the seeds’ for food security: lessons learnt from mobile phone SMS campaign in Tanzania

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Lessons have been learnt from a major mobile phone campaign aimed at helping farmers in Tanzania ‘sow the seeds’ for greater food security by planting more resilient maize and fighting crop pests including the Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda stalk borer Papaipema nebris. CABI has reviewed the outcomes of an innovative ICT…
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Working in partnership to ‘close the net’ on fall armyworm pest in Botswana

Fall armyworm app
Since 2019, CABI has been working in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as part of its Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to help farmers in Botswana ‘close the net’ on this devastating crop pest. FAO has started rolling out a mobile phone…
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‘Tuning in’ to help banana farmers reap the ‘fruits’ of more profitable harvests

banana agronomy
Bananas are worth $4.3 billion a year to the economies in Uganda and Tanzania but farmers need help to tap into the crop's full potential CABI is working in partnership to help thousands of smallholder farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap the ‘fruits’ of more profitable…
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Improving banana agronomy practices for small scale farmers in East Africa

banana agronomy
Over 50 million people in East Africa depend on highland bananas for their food and/or income. Annually, the crop’s production is worth around $4.3 billion, However, pests and diseases, nutrient deficiencies and drought stress continue to affect average productivity of banana. This project is working with private and public partners…
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CABI convenes conference to showcase learning on development communications in agriculture

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CABI is hosting a one-day conference to highlight the vital role development communications in agriculture plays in helping the world’s smallholder farmers maximise their profits and contribute towards ensuring global food security.
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Life-changing Plantwise programme joins the Million Lives Club

Farmers in Nepal
CABI’s Plantwise programme, which helps farmers grow more and lose less to crop pests and diseases, has become a Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club – an initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling impact in improving the lives of those living on less than $5…
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