Promoting domestic coffee consumption in Africa

Coffee is a primary source of income for more than 12 million households in Africa, and, in particular for rural-based populations. Over 38% of the total population of Burundi, 23% Tanzania, 22% Uganda, 17% Côte d’Ivoire and 14% Ethiopia, for example, depend on coffee farming. Production of the crop has,…
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Improving Pakistan’s food value chains through certification and quality assurance

Despite sufficient availability of natural resources, in Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Pakistan, constraints are faced throughout the value chain. Growth opportunities provided by domestic and global agriculture markets can therefore not be met. The aim of this project is to help create stronger food value chains in Pakistan by introducing certification facilities,…
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Establishing model farms in Pakistan

Establishing model farms
The Government of Punjab in Pakistan want to enhance its exports by 30%. However, the horticulture chain is facing difficulties exporting to international markets because produce is not meeting quality and safety standards. This project will establish model farms and build the capacity of those in the value chain, whilst…
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Nearly 80% of rural farmers prefer to share their innovations with others, study shows

Zambia farmers
A new CABI-led study has demonstrated that 79% of rural farmers surveyed in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia prefer to share their innovations with other farmers and stakeholders rather than protect them with Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). Dr Justice Tambo, a Socio-Economist based at CABI’s centre in Switzerland, headed a team…
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Enhancing the capacity of Uganda’s fruit and vegetable sector to comply with phytosanitary requirements

Fruit and veg stall
Uganda’s rural agriculture sector is the main driver for the country’s economy and a major employer – exporting fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) supports both rural employment and economic development. However, challenges faced by managing pests and diseases are causing Uganda to face export rejections. This project will help Uganda…
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Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Coffee production in Rwanda Nairobi, Kenya, 5 November, 2019 - The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s…
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