Ghana’s Minister of Food & Agriculture supports Plantwise as an innovative approach

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As reported this week in a news article from Modern Ghana, the country’s Minister of Food and Agriculture recently spoke at a national review and planning workshop on his support for the ‘innovative approach’ to agricultural development he’s seen through Plantwise with CABI support.¬† He said in his speech that due to challenges which face…
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Our Earth Day stories…What’s yours?

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At CABI we spend a lot of time researching some of the most extreme challenges facing the environment, and supporting livelihoods that depend on the environment with programmes like Plantwise. Each year the international community celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd,¬†to draw public attention to some of these challenges like climate change, food insecurity, loss…
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Photostory: SDC visits Plantwise Sri Lanka

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The story of support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for the Plantwise food security programme goes back to its inception in 2011. Since the start, SDC has been a major supporter of both in-country programme activities as well as global resources such as the Plantwise knowledge bank. Sri Lanka is one…
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Plantwise joins IPPC in Rome to discuss building linkages for NPPOs

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    Delegates from over twenty-six countries attended last Thursday‚Äôs side event jointly-hosted¬†by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and the CABI-led¬†Plantwise programme which served the goals common to both organizations: empowering countries to protect crops, thereby increasing food security. The event on the evening of April 2ndat Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of…
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New Video: The first IPPC & Plantwise Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

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Plant health stakeholders from across East Africa met in Nairobi for the first ever workshop hosted by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat and Plantwise. Watch as attendees exchange national experiences in plant protection using resources from Plantwise and the IPPC in the process. They renew strategies for greater coordination on plant health, face…
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Plantwise Newsletter out now!

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Plantwise joins IPPC at CPM9 in Rome for side-event tonight

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Delegates from around the world convene at FAO headquarters for CPM9, many of which will attend tonight’s side-event to hear of joint activities and how partners are using resources to work together in Sri Lanka, Uganda and Kenya.
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Plantwise on BBC Radio tomorrow

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¬† Tune in tomorrow at 3pm GMT to BBC Oxford Radio for an interview with Plantwise knowledge bank‘s Holly Wright talking about her experiences in Kenya piloting the new Plantwise Factsheet Library Mobile App.¬† She will be joined by the app’s developer, White October Director Chris Jones. ¬†
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The price of organic farming…prison time?

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Judges in France are now considering¬†an appropriate punishment for one organic winemaker who has refused to spray his vines with pesticides. Without¬†spraying,¬†they say he could be contributing to¬†further infestation of the leafhopper Scaphoideus¬†titanus in the region. As the Guardian in the UK¬†reports, Emmanuel Giboulot now faces a 6-month prison sentence and a ‚ā¨30,000 fine¬†for failing…
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IPPC and Plantwise lead successful workshop for coordinated plant protection in East Africa

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Watch the video here. From Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, key representatives of agricultural institutions gathered in Nairobi for the first ever joint workshop led by CABI‚Äôs Plantwise programme and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. The workshop was convened in an effort to exchange national experiences in plant protection and pave the way…
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