Fertilizer Optimization Tool to increase farmers’ yields highlighted at CODATA 2019 Conference
CABI has highlighted the benefits of digital agriculture, through the range of Fertilizer Optimization Tools, at the CODATA 2019 Conference in Beijing, China, including how the Fertilizer Optimizer app in Uganda increased some farmers yields seven-fold.
Improving the livelihoods of smallholder maize farmers around the Mekong
After rice, maize is the most important crop in the Mekong Delta. Insects including the Asian corn borer are a major threat to production. Fear of crop losses, together with a lack of alternative measures, can result in overuse of pesticides – posing health risks to farmers, consumers and the agro-ecosystem. This project will establish local production of an affordable biological control agent, the parasitic wasp trichogramma, which kills the eggs of maize pests.