A plant doctor identifying which disease is affecting this crop at a plant clinic in Kenya. © Sven Torfinn, Panos Pictures.
This week MaryLucy, a member of the Knowledge Bank team based in Nairobi, has been travelling across Kenya to meet some of our plant doctors and offer them data management training to help improve the support available to farmers. This training involves highlighting the importance of accurate data collection from farmers who attend Plantwise plant clinics, and the benefit of this to future clinics. The clinics not only provide farmers with essential information, but also allow the collection of extremely valuable data, which can then be used to assess pest and disease distributions, for example.
MaryLucy has received an incredibly positive response from the plant doctors so far. Over the coming weeks we will continue to report on the feedback from MaryLucy’s training, presenting the reactions of plant doctors across Kenya. Read more of this post