Fall Armyworm: A new collaboration to disseminate best management practices to farmers

From the 13th to the 15th of November 2017, USAID and CIMMYT held a Regional Training and Awareness Generation Workshop on Fall Armyworm Pest Management for Eastern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants from 11 countries attended the workshop to discuss short, medium and long term strategies to control Fall Armyworm in Africa. Following its…
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Successful e-Plant Clinic launch in Nepal

E-plant clinic training commenced in Pokhara, Nepal, today, after a successful launch in Kathmandu earlier this week. ICT intervention for the country is funded by the Centre for Applied Crop Science (CACS), UK Government and training was inaugurated in Kathmandu by Dr. Suroj Pokharel, Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development and chaired by Sh. Dila Ram…
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Challenges and Opportunities for Women Farmers in Nepal

In developing countries, rural women play a significant role in agriculture, accounting for 60-80% of food production and selling food products at markets [1]. In Nepal, it’s been reported that up to 98% of women are employed in the agricultural sector, a percentage which is higher than that for men (91%) [1b]. Contribution by women…
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Our favourite recipes – Mozambique

Recipe courtesy of Joao A. Jeque Junior As part of our new mini-series “Our favourite recipes”, the second post has been written by Joao A. Jeque Junior, Plantwise knowledge bank intern from Mozambique. He tells us how to prepare Xiguinha de “mandioca” made from cassava. Xiguinha de “mandioca” Mandioca is the translated Portuguese name for…
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One Health: Plantwise’s ambition to improve the health of people, plants and animals

Blog written by Léna Durocher-Granger and Solveig Danielsen One Health Day is held on the 3rd of November to highlight “the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally, and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment” (One Health Initiative, 2016).  Although One Health Initiative is focusing mainly on…
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Making the most of the knowledge bank: How to enhance your country’s content

Contributed by Léna Durocher-Granger and Kate Dey Are you perhaps a coffee expert, a research scientist, post-graduate student in crop management, an extension officer working at the Ministry of Agriculture? Would you like to contribute to the plant health system of your country, bring the Plantwise methodology to your institute, help us with the translation…
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La Necrosis letal del maíz amenaza la producción en América del Sur

English version below the break. Artículo elaborado por Joao A. Jeque Junior, Léna Durocher-Granger y José Gómez Vargas. La enfermedad conocida como la necrosis letal del maíz (MLN, por sus siglas en inglés), causada por la co-infección de dos virus, está amenazando la producción de maíz en el Ecuador. Según el Ministerio de Agricultura, la incidencia…
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Capacitaciones para productores en idiomas nativos de Perú

Mediante los módulos de asistencia técnica (Clínica de plantas Plantwise), el Instituto de Innovación Agraria (INIA) capacitó a más de 30 productores, ganaderos y autoridades comunales de la provincia de Chucuito. La capacitación trató sobre el manejo integrado del gorgojo de los Andes, y la alimentación y cuidado del ganado entre otros. Es importante resaltar…
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Perú: Las clínicas de plantas en los periódicos locales

En las últimas semanas, dos periódicos peruvianos, Andina y Correo, han publicado artículos acerca de las clínicas de plantas Plantwise impulsadas por el Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA) a través de la Unidad de Extensión Agraria de la Estación Experimental Agraria Santa Ana. En 2015, mediante la red de clínicas de plantas establecidas en…
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Bolivia: control de la mosca de la fruta en chirimoya

La mosca de la fruta es una plaga de mayor importancia en América latina, y solo en Bolivia, esta plaga causa pérdida de 113 millones de dólares cada año a los productores de frutas y hortalizas. Los productores y productoras de chirimoya pueden revisar la Lista Verde producida por Plantwise que brinda asesoramiento sobre la…
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