Backstopping visit to Bangkok, Thailand

As the last part of our data management trip, Claire and I headed to Bangkok for the 11th and 12th of September. We joined a group of plant doctors and farmers at the plant clinic/rally in Nong Kung village, Suppaya district, Chainat province. We saw a demonstration on biocontrol, looked through pamphlets and information available to farmers about crop problems, and discussed the rice harvest which was currently taking place. In the backstopping training at the Rice Department, the participants shared their concerns and plans for future data management in Thailand.

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Participants of the data management backstopping in Bangkok. ©CABI
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Farmers attending the clinic to listen to advice about crop protection. ©CABI
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Emily, Claire, Fook Wing, and Siva observing how plant clinics operate in Chainat province. ©CABI
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Discussing data management in Thailand. ©CABI
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Looking forward to a delicious meal in Nong Kung village! ©CABI
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Farmers learning about biocontrol products using fungal spores grown on a culture of cooked rice. ©CABI
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A farmer and plant doctor discussing issues with food crops. ©CABI
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Preserved samples and specimens for comparison purposes when diagnosing crop problems. ©CABI
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View from the plant clinic into part of the village – it was a beautiful, sunny day. ©CABI

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