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Plantwise takes root in Uganda: United Nations news service report

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Check out this latest report on the progress and impact of Plantwise in Uganda. Click here to read the full article.

IPPC and Plantwise Collaboration initiated with a Rome Secondment

cameronwebnewsAs part of our recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, CABI Plantwise is delighted to announce an agreement with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to initiate secondments between the two organizations, and thereby increase transparency and effectiveness. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for Plantwise, has joined the IPPC secretariat at the FAO headquarters in Rome, in order to assist in the guidance and approval of a joint work plan.

Dr Ulrich Kuhlmann, Regional Director CABI Europe-Switzerland and Plantwise Program Executive, said, “Having a member of CABI team in Rome working closely with the IPPC will be an important step towards furthering our shared goals. It’s valuable not only for building technical knowledge within the IPPC framework, but also for exploring new avenues of collaboration between CABI, the IPPC Secretariat, and national plant protection organizations worldwide.”

Click here for the full story on IPPC’s website.

News of Plantwise Zambia sparks national media coverage

Contributed by Josepth Mulema, CABI Africa

Zambia Daily Mail article written by Benedict Tembo

Update: Plant Health News (27 Mar 13)

damage from codling moth, now rare in Brazil © Clemson University (CC BY licence)

Damage by codling moths, now rare in Brazil © Clemson University (CC BY licence)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including work in Uganda to save the Irish Potato in Kabale, Brazil nearing eradication of a major fruit pest, and farmers testing wheat for climate change adaptation.

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Update: Plant Health News (13 Mar 13)

A US$9.4 million injection aims to improve research and collaboration on cassava disease © Anne Sweetmore/NRI

A US$9.4 million injection aims to improve research and collaboration on CBSD © Anne Sweetmore/NRI

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including the development of diagnostics for Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD),  a coffee pest spreading to other crops in East Africa and farmers testing wheat crops for climate change adaptation.

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Update: Plant Health News (30 Jan 13)

A Tanzanian farmer shows the effects of drought on her maize crop © Anne Wangalachi/CIMMYT (CC BY-NC-SA licence)

Climate change could increase drought in Africa © Anne Wangalachi/CIMMYT (CC BY-NC-SA licence)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including an update on GM rice, an estimate of crop production loss due to climate change in Africa and details of trials aiming to halt Psa spread in New Zealand.

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