MaryLucy from the Plantwise Knowledge Bank team, who is based in Kenya, has been visiting plant doctors in the Rift Valley to train them in data management. She has already had some very enthusiastic responses from plant doctors and agricultural officers who welcome the use of plant clinics in conjunction with the Knowledge Bank to help farmers and to collect valuable data on crop pests and diseases.
13th August 2012
During today’s meeting, Edward Nyongesa, plant doctor at Kwanza Plant Clinic in Kwanza District appreciated the plant clinic initiative and the Plantwise Knowledge Bank. He said, “the Plant Clinic initiative will succeed. We have been valuing human life, but now we also value crop life – healthy crops. In addition, with such immense information from the Knowledge Bank, plant doctors and the farmers will access the vital information for pest control in order to enhance food production and food security in Kenya.”