Plantwise in Pakistan and its opportunities to share knowledge

  In June 2014, Dr Aamir H Malik, CABI Country Coordinator for Pakistan, Cambria Finegold, Head of Project Development for the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin, Plantwise scientific officer, organised a workshop in Islamabad that united major stakeholders in the Pakistani plant health system. These included the departments of Extension and Adaptive Research, Pest…
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Plantwise going strong in Democratic Republic of Congo

Plantwise has been active in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2006. It has been doing admirable work with the cocoa growers of ESCO Kivu and the “Universite Catholique du Graben” in North Kivu province in the last 5 years. However, since November 2013, the focus has been on getting the central government figures of…
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Plantwise captures the imagination of the Afghan Agricultural hierarchy through its National Forum

Since 2012, the Plantwise Afghanistan team, including Muhammad Faheem as Country Coordinator, Dr Babar Ehsan Bajwa as Regional Director for CABI Central and West Asia and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin as European Support Staff from the CABI UK centre, has been increasingly involved in the agricultural development of the country. As the programme has gone from strength…
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Plant Health Rallies: Giving Rwandan agronomists the tools to inform the public

In November 2013, three members of the CABI Plantwise team (Dr Noah Phiri and Peter Karanja of the Nairobi office, and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin of the UK office) visited Musanze in the Northern zone of Rwanda. 12 participants from the Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) were trained in techniques to inform the surrounding rural communities on serious…
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Pakistan clinics running well in the Punjab

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Demonstrating plant virus transmission to farmers at a Plant Health Rally in Kenya

Blog by Florence Chege and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin During a Plant Health Rally regional training in Kitale, Western Kenya, 15 participants, including CABI Africa staff, local Kenya Agricultural Research Institute staff, Ministry of Agriculture extension staff and international Plantwise collaborators from Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, went out to inform farmers on various local plant health issues…
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Training new plant doctors in Kabul for Plantwise Afghanistan

Muhammad Faheem of the CABI Central West Asia and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin of CABI UK are currently training 30 new plant doctors for the plant clinics that will open in April 2013 in the Kabul and Baghlan provinces. These will join the clinics that are already performing sensationally in the Parwan and Bamyan provinces. The Plantwise…
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Julien Lamontagne-Godwin at a cacao depot in North Kivu, DRC

Whenever I am working in Democratic Republic of Congo, I always link up with our partner ESCO, a regional cacao producer and exporter, also active in Uganda.
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