Regulatory harmonization in Pakistan for maximum residue limits and biopesticides

Many less developed economies in Asia, including Pakistan, face challenges in conforming to international food standards and, in particular, pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs), either because these MRLs are not established or because the MRLs are too low for farmers to comply with. Subsequently, affecting Pakistan’s ability to trade. This…
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CABI shares progress made on its contribution to food security efforts in Africa at International Year of Plant Health meeting

Plant clinics
CABI has shared progress its has made on its activities in Africa – particularly in respect of its contribution to food security on the continent – at an International Plant Protection Convention (IPCC) convened online conference held as part of the International Year of Plant Health. Dr Washington Otieno, who…
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UN Food Systems Summit brief calls for global increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables

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The need to increase the global consumption of fruits and vegetables for healthier diets has been highlighted in a United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 brief prepared by scientists working for member organisations of AIRCA. The brief, entitled ‘Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Diets: Priorities for Food System Research…
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Strengthening the potato value chain in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Potato harvesting
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s (KRI) favourable climate and soil fertility offer ideal conditions for potato production, while cultivation and post-harvest activities provide important sources of employment and income in rural areas. Land and labour are also in abundance so there is the potential to significantly increase production. However, due…
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CABI study shows households in Zimbabwe affected by fall armyworm are 12% more likely to experience hunger

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CABI has led the first study to explore the income and food security effects of the fall armyworm invasion on a country – revealing that in Zimbabwe smallholder maize-growing households blighted by the pest are 12% more likely to experience hunger. Dr Justice Tambo, lead researcher of the study published…
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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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