Makerere University brings Plantwise to class

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Contributed with content from Joseph Mulema, CABI in Africa Since 2005, Plantwise has been supporting the establishment of plant clinics and knowledge bank access in Uganda. But recently, plans to expand clinic operations to each sub-county have led to increased demand for trained and knowledgeable plant doctors. To answer this call, and provide a promising…
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Video Interview with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzwblzjR2pA&w=560&h=315] Recently Melanie Bateman of¬†CABI Switzerland and Dr IMO Shamie, Sierra Leone’s Director of Crops and Plantwise National Coordinator, had the unique opporunity to sit down for a meeting with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Dr Joseph Sam Sesay. During the meeting, Dr Sesay told his story of being the first…
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Plantwise supporting implementation of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

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Contributed by Melanie Bateman, CABI Switzerland In the mid-1980s, in order to respond to problems associated with the sale and use of pesticides, the FAO Conference adopted the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides. This document has subsequently been revised several times in order to keep pace with changing circumstances.…
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New Video: Interview with Plant Doctor Kija Edith, Tanzania

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Contributed by Stefan Toepfer, CABI Switzerland with Peter Karanja, CABI Africa Tanzanian frontline agricultural extension workers had an opportunity to refresh and improve their skills in diagnosing crop health problems of small holder farmers during a practical training course in Morogoro, Tanzania. This was part of a set of trainings provided by Plantwise Tanzania, which…
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Plantwise Kenya experience shared at CABI’s Review Conference

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Plantwise approach to plant health systems are being integrated into policy processes and Ministry-approved practice in Kenya #cabirc13 — Martin Parr (@parr2_parr) June 27, 2013 Over the course of¬†the two-day¬†CABI Review Conference last week in Oxford,¬†over 100 attendees of member countries, invited observers and CABI staff heard and discussed presentations which highlighted key projects across…
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Tomorrow: Plantwise comes to CABI RC13

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In an event which takes place every 2 to 3 years at CABI, over 100 delegates of member countries will gather from across the globe for an open discussion on the major issues effecting livelihoods and environments back home. Plantwise is set to present impacts, programme highlights and lessons learned over the course of the…
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To revitalise agricultural growth in India, top officials look to Plantwise

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With over 1.2 billion people living in India, 70 percent of which are reliant on agriculture for food and income, steady development in this sector will be a key determinant of global food security in years to come. To revitalise agricultural growth for the Indian small holder farmer- sharply declining in recent years- leaders of…
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Watch World Bank’s FARMD webinar featuring Plantwise

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CABI’s Phil Abrahams joins representatives of FERA, DEFRA and IITA¬†for¬†this informative webinar¬†on strategies available today– like the Plantwise approach- to¬†curb preventable crop devestation due to pests and diseases. Thanks to FARMD for hosting and raising awareness of¬†risks and¬†solutions for¬†the future of agriculture and food security.
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Rotterdam Convention members agree prior consent required for azinphos-methyl trade

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Contributed by Melanie Bateman, CABI Switzerland It is estimated that 2 million chemical preparations¬† are for sale around the world[1]. Many of these chemicals have hazards associated with them. An estimated 200,000 people die each year of pesticide poisoning[2]. And yet, it is very difficult for any one country acting¬†on its own¬†to track all of…
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News of Plantwise Zambia sparks national media coverage

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Contributed by Josepth Mulema, CABI Africa [scribd id=142518071 key=key-rg25wqt46we9xn8h03j mode=scroll] Zambia Daily Mail article written by Benedict Tembo
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