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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Launch of PlantwisePlus in Bangladesh to help increase climate-smart approach to plant health and food security

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The launch of the CABI-led PlantwisePlus programme in Bangladesh will build on the success of the Plantwise programme to provide knowledge and tools to help Bangladesh predict, prevent, and prepare for plant health threats and reduce crop losses. The programme will ensure farmers not only produce more food but also improve its quality. This will…
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Workshop helps prepare survey to assess food safety practices in Bangladesh

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CABI, as part of its work under the global PlantwisePlus programme, has joined forces with a range of partners to deliver a consumer food safety workshop ahead of a survey to assess food safety practices in Bangladesh. CABI joined colleagues, from the Department of Agriculture and Extension (DAE), Plant Quarantine Wing (PQW), Bangladesh Food Safety…
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Empowering Nepalese students with CABI digital platforms: Exploring the PlantwisePlus Toolkit

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Gaurav Thakur, a student of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, writes here about CABI’s presentation of its digital platforms for plant protection and other agricultural applications.
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Why we need a skills framework for agriculture 

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Agriculture has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Technological progress and scientific research are constantly reshaping the roles within agriculture and the skills required to do them. As such, it is essential to have a well-defined skills framework to guide the workforce. The Skills for Agriculture (SfA) is a structured approach to identifying, developing, and…
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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‚Äôs United Nations World Youth Skills Day was ‚ÄėSkilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future.‚Äô
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PlantwisePlus India: challenges and opportunities

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Agriculture forms the backbone of India’s economy, employing nearly 44% of the workforce. However, farmers in the country face many challenges, not only pests and diseases, which destroy up to 40% of crops. Outbreaks, such as the locust swarms of 2020 and, more recently taro caterpillar in Madhya Pradesh, can affect food security, national security and human health.
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Pest risk training to help detect Pakistan’s potential invaders

A pest risk tools training for PlantwisePlus partners and stakeholders recently took place in Pakistan. The CABI-organised session covered the Horizon Scanning and Pest Risk Analysis platforms. Growing globalisation, trade and in particular, the international movement of plant commodities, increase the risk of the spread of plant pests. Introduced pests can lower crop yields and…
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More trainers of KS1758 – Horticultural Code of Practice to reach more farmers in Kenya

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CABI ‚Äď through the PlantwisePlus programme ‚Äď has assisted deliver a trainer of trainers training to help farmers meet the KS1758 Horticultural Code of Practice. CABI‚Äôs regional centre for Africa, based in Nairobi, collaborated with the KS1758 code‚Äôs implementation committee (SIC) to deliver the Trainer of Trainers (ToT) training to 12 people in a bid…
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Benefits of the PlantwisePlus digital tools presented in Nepal

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CABI introduced the benefits of the PlantwisePlus digital tools and CABI Digital Library during a symposium in Nepal this April. Titled, “CABI Digital Library- A Suite of Tools for Plant Health System”, the event presented the tools and how they can help strengthen plant health systems.
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