CABI on cotton (part 1): Farmer seminar on pest management

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Bringing technical support to isolated ethnic groups in the Mosquitia region of Honduras

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By Eduardo Hidalgo, Project Scientist, CABI South America The Mosquitia is a territory of 16,997 km², located on the Caribbean coast of Honduras and inhabited mainly by the indigenous Miskito, Tawahka, Pech, and GarĂ­funa ethnic groups. Of the 100,000 inhabitants, 36% are Miskitos who depend mainly on agriculture and fishing. The Mosquitia is one of…
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Llevando apoyo técnico a las etnias aisladas de la Mosquitia, Honduras

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Por Eduardo Hidalgo La Mosquitia es un territorio de 16.997 km², ubicado en la costa del Caribe de Honduras y habitado principalmente por las etnias indĂ­genas misquita, tawahka, pech y garĂ­funa.  La poblaciĂłn es de 100,000 habitantes de los cuales el 36% son misquitos y sus principales actividades son la agricultura y la pesca. La…
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Swapping Pesticides with Beetles Could Put Money in Farmers' Pockets

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By Wei Zhang. Reblogged from Agrilinks. Every time you see a ladybug—also known as the ladybird beetle—you should tuck it in your wallet as a lucky charm to bring prosperity, according to the folklore of many countries. There’s a grain of truth in the old stories. Research shows that each ladybird in a cotton field in…
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Más allá del conocimiento: Estrategias para frenar el daño del gorgojo de los Andes en Perú

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Por Fernando Escobal Valencia, Doctor de Plantas – INIA-Plantwise, Cajamarca –  PerĂş El caserĂ­o Secsemayo pertenece al Centro Poblado Chamis, distrito Cajamarca, en la regiĂłn Cajamarca; está ubicado a 20 kilĂłmetros en direcciĂłn al sur – oeste de la ciudad capital, geográficamente enclavado en los andes cajamarquinos a 3,200 m.s.n.m.; bajo estas condiciones, la papa…
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CABI study identifies safer options for fall armyworm control in Africa

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Test your plant health knowledge with the plant doctor quiz

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>> New quiz just added Plantwise plant doctors are at the heart of our plant clinic network providing advice and information to farmers, logging their data for the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, and always adapting to new outbreaks and technologies. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a plant doctor? Take our online quiz and…
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Plant health key to reducing world hunger

By Katie Tomlinson On the 16th October, World Food Day events will take place around the globe to draw attention to the growing problem of world hunger and malnutrition. Shockingly, the FAO has reported that 10% of the global population experienced severe food insecurity in 2017 and that world hunger has increased for the third…
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Plantwise showcases plant health expertise at TROPED 2018

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By Muhammad Faheem and Chan Fook-Wing At the recent International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pest and Diseases (known as TROPED), which took place in Malaysia, attendees from countries including the Philippines, Fiji, China, Sudan, and India learned about Plantwise through a series of talks, demos, and an exhibition stand.
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Philippine farmers worst hit by Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) recently swept across the northern island of Luzon, Philippines, severely affecting the country’s bread basket. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, approximately 171,932 farmers have suffered as a consequence of the storm.
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