Nepal Update: International Plant Protection Symposium 2024

CABI's stand at the International Plant Protection Symposium in Nepal
The International Plant Protection Symposium 2024, held in Nepal, focused on leveraging digital tools for sustainable agriculture. It brought together experts, researchers, and practitioners to address emerging plant protection challenges and explore innovative solutions. The event provided an excellent platform for CABI to enhance the visibility and promotion of the PlantwisePlus digital tools, which aid…
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New plant clinic and farmer knowledge centre to help boost livelihoods and food security in Taita Taveta County

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CABI’s PlantwisePlus programme, county government of Taita Taveta and the Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) have joined forces to open a new plant clinic and farmer knowledge centre to boost livelihoods and food security in Taita Taveta County, Kenya.
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Digital tools promotion roadmap created with stakeholders in Kenya’s Nakuru County

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Digital tools can benefit farmers and those in agricultural advisory services. CABI envisions a world in which digital innovation magnifies agricultural and environmental development impact. Through the creation and application of digital technologies, CABI brings science-based agricultural knowledge to millions of smallholder farmers, helping them increase their yields sustainably.
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Nepal National Forum stresses collaborative actions for strengthening plant clinics

Plant Clinic stakeholders at the Nepal National Forum
The National Forum meeting, a key event in the Nepal PlantwisePlus calendar, recently took place in  Kathmandu.  It was an opportunity for participants to hear the latest plant clinic activities and aimed to strengthen plant clinic operations nationwide.
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CABI-led PlantwisePlus training to help increase livelihoods and greater food security in Papua New Guinea

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Two international experts in crop and plant health from CABI have visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) to provide training in crop pests and disease which may help increase livelihoods and greater food security in the country.
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Bridging the gender digital divide in Ghana 

Woman farmer in Ghana
The gender digital divide is impacting women’s access and use of digital agricultural tools. In recent years, there has been significant growth in digital technologies aimed at farmers and farmer advisors. These technologies offer opportunities for growth and development by boosting the reach of agricultural knowledge, services, and support. However, as with face-to-face agricultural advisory…
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Empowering women farmers with digital tools in India

A woman farmer in India
In India, 59 per cent of women work in agriculture. This workforce is vital to the country’s rural economy, with women performing many of the big farming jobs, such as planting, weeding, tending, and harvesting crops. 
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PlantwisePlus delivers plant health ‘training of trainers’ in South Sudan 

South Sudan’s agricultural sector is vital to its economy and employs most of the population. The FAO estimates that up to 95% of South Sudan relies on agriculture for income. Diverse crops like cassava, maize, groundnut and sorghum characterize farming here. However, agriculture in this East African nation faces challenges. Climate change and global warming,…
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What is Integrated Crop Management?

Integrated Crop Management student in the field
Integrated Crop Management (ICM) is a holistic and sustainable approach to farming, focusing on optimizing resources, reducing input costs and promoting long-term soil health. As such, integrated crop management enables farmers to boost crop productivity while minimizing environmental impact. In this blog post, we explore the fundamental principles of Integrated Crop Management and how it…
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How a tiny wasp can save the livelihoods of papaya farmers

“We have a problem with the attack of mealybugs, which are becoming a menace to the production of papayas. I fight them, but they are also fighting back.” Ben is a farmer in Machakos County, Kenya, east of the nation’s capital, Nairobi.
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