CABI trains young service providers to help smallholder mango farmers in Kenya produce quality goods for export

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CABI, under the PlantwisePlus programme, has trained more young service providers who will share their lessons learnt to help smallholder mango farmers in Kenya produce better quality goods for more profitable export markets.
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PlantwisePlus supports smallholder farmers in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, with better banana agronomy

The CABI-led PlantwisePlus programme has been supporting smallholder farmers in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, with training on better banana agronomy which can help them increase their livelihoods, crop yields and food security.
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Integrated Pest Management upskilling initiative benefits wider community in Nakuru, Kenya

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one of the tools for low-pesticide-input pest management. In the heart of Kenya’s Nakuru County, a PlantwisePlus initiative is underway. It aims to upskill and support women and young people to initiate agribusinesses that champion low-risk pest control products and practices. These micro-businesses provide employment for the trainees, while farmers…
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Ukulima True – a Kenyan farming campaign to help reduce the risk of pesticides

As demand for food grows globally, farming practices must intensify. Farmers will need to use more low-risk tools to tackle plant pests and diseases. Pesticides are an important tool for pest management. However, they should be seen as part of a kit of many tools, not the only tool. This is because pesticides also pose…
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How young people are bringing nature-based solutions to farmers

Young spray service providers are changing environmental protection and food safety by offering natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. They’re changing farmers’ minds about the types of pest control they use. In this blog, we look at PlantwisePlus training in pesticide application and how the programme supports young people – the future of safer and more…
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Training Kenya’s young farmers and women to help ensure greater food security

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The theme for this year’s United Nations World Youth Skills Day was ‘Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future.’
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CABI’s expertise in digital data highlighted at Kenya meeting to help ensure greater sustainable food security

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CABI’s expertise in digital data and development has been highlighted at a meeting in Kenya convened to identify ways in which Earth Observation (EO) data, products and services can help ensure greater sustainable food security.
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More trainers of KS1758 – Horticultural Code of Practice to reach more farmers in Kenya

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CABI – through the PlantwisePlus programme – has assisted deliver a trainer of trainers training to help farmers meet the KS1758 Horticultural Code of Practice. CABI’s regional centre for Africa, based in Nairobi, collaborated with the KS1758 code’s implementation committee (SIC) to deliver the Trainer of Trainers (ToT) training to 12 people in a bid…
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Pesticide risk reduction tackled at behaviour change workshop in Kenya

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Pesticide overuse and misuse pose a risk to farmers, consumers, and the environment. Chemical pest control is a major source of pollution, leading to water and soil contamination. Moreover, pesticides can enter the food chain through residues on crops, jeopardising food safety.
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Making production standards work for Kenya’s growers

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Expanding Kenya’s horticultural produce markets by making production standards work for the country’s producers At the end of March, CABI participated in the GLOBAL G.A.P Tour held in Nairobi. The event sought to strengthen compliance and expand markets for Kenya’s agricultural produce. Convened by Rootooba, the tour raised awareness on updated global food safety standards.
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