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Speaking to Climate Change TV at the recent COP21 Climate Conference, CABI’s Dr Janny Vos stressed the impact of climate change on agriculture, especially for the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers. She focused on the balance that must be found to help smallholders become climate smart farmers while, at the same time, being able to grow enough produce to support their livelihoods.

As temperatures increase, farmers face challenges from unfamiliar pests and diseases which can decrease yields and even destroy entire crops. Dr Vos discussed how Plantwise can use data from plant clinics in one country to provide diagnostic information and management recommendations to farmers in other countries, who may not be familiar with the threat.

3 Comments

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  2. Dr.Anil kumar das on 23rd December 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This is a nice post. CABI is moving towards the concept of climate smart pest mamagement.This is a time demanding thinking.So think CABI can move with an integrated climate smart initiative keeping pace with the FAO’s concept of climste smart agriculture. Thanks for sharing this post.
    Dr.Anil Kumar Das
    National Cosultant
    UN FAO BD

  3. Chasing Squirrels on 23rd December 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Reblogged this on TalkingTrees.

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