Low potato yields in Kenya not down to management practices alone, CABI study suggests

Women market
Low potato yields averaging 8.6t/ha are not only determined by the management practices employed by potato farmers in Kenya, a study by CABI scientists based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa suggests. Poor quality of potato planting materials – where there is an over-dependence on the informal sector – could…
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CABI’s work to help Pakistan produce better cotton extended for another three years

"Better Cotton Project Sind, Pakistan"
CABI’s work to help Pakistan’s cotton farmers reduce annual losses of around $350m through poor production, transport and storage practices under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has been extended for another three years. CABI’s centre in Pakistan has won £1.59m in funding from the Better Cotton Growth & Innovation Fund…
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CABI contributes to coffee agenda at IACO 2021 Annual Meeting

Panel discussion
CABI has participated in the 61st IACO 2021 Annual Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, aimed at showcasing the important role coffee plays in the socio-economic development of 25 African coffee producing nations spanning the continent. Dr Morris Akiri, Senior Regional Director, CABI Africa, moderated a high-level panel discussion drawing upon the…
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PlantwisePlus

Farmers’ crops are increasingly at the mercy of climate change, pests and diseases. PlantwisePlus will work to help countries predict, prepare for and prevent potential threats and reduce crop losses. We will provide comprehensive support to countries and farmers so they meet the increasing global demand for quality food in a changing…
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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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Building the policy ecosystem for organic production in Balochistan, Pakistan

Sectoral approaches to land management (increasing production, for instance) are no longer viable to meet global challenges such as poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation and food production due to mounting pressures from population increases and climate change. Organic production, however, is a more profitable, sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach to agriculture that…
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