Faster, simpler, more resourceful: our redesigned website

Plantwise is proud to announce our newly redesigned website, www.plantwise.org. The objectives of our site redevelopment effort were to increase the visibility of the programme’s impact and resources, improve the design and simplify our content. The new design also allows for easier navigation and a responsive layout for devices of all sizes and shapes. Explore the site…
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Plantwise Most Read 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close we take a look at the most popular articles on the Plantwise blog this year, along with some firm favourites.
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Farmers now have a stronger voice in the Plant Health System

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Recently in New Delhi, the Plantwise team in India held a plant health stakeholder workshop between 24th -26th September to discuss and review the programme implementation in 3 states across India; Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, and Pondicherry. All in-country stakeholders including the State Department of Agriculture, Jammu M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, and National Agro…
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Reverse innovation brings new intelligence to food chain pest management

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CABI has today launched PestSmart Diagnostics in Europe and North America, a new and unique e-learning course based on training developed for the award-winning Plantwise agricultural programme aimed at farmers in developing countries. PestSmart promises to benefit the way businesses in the food supply chain manage plant health problems to grow more and better produce.
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Plantwise Photoguides

The Plantwise training for plant doctors (Module 1: Field diagnostics and plant clinic operation)  is unique in that it is the only international training that focuses on field diagnosis and uses live plant samples in the learning process.  The training takes advantage of the fact that many of the symptoms caused by the different groups…
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Joint forces against highly invasive Fall Armyworm Pest

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Reblogged from plantix. PEAT, CABI and ICRISAT launch the first live tracking tool for Fall Armyworm (FAW) in India. The Fall Armyworm is a very invasive pest which is highly destructive to more than 80 plant species. The pest is native to America and has conquered the African continent in 2016. Since then, it has…
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“With the Plantwise Factsheets Library app, I am complete”

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In the Kabwe District of Zambia, Adamson Andrew Tembo is the acting senior agricultural officer (SAO) working with the Ministry of Agriculture. He is trained as an agricultural engineer and his role has been as an irrigation engineer. He was transferred to Kabwe District in January 2017 and assumed the role of SAO in July…
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Making data digital in Pakistan

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By Umair Safdar, Plantwise Pakistan Agriculture is increasingly knowledge-intensive with a continuing need to provide the right information to the people who need it most, making a real difference to their livelihoods. This ensures food security for the ever-growing population by providing the best possible remedies for crop health issues. Globally, rapid adoption of ICT…
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From satellites to stem borers: using earth observation to forecast pest outbreaks

Globally, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two thirds of the world’s population. With 40% of crops lost annually to pests, achieving zero hunger by 2030 depends on increasing the productivity of these smallholders. We already have weather forecasts, pollen forecasts and UV forecasts, but what if farmers had access to pest forecasts?
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Plant Doctors in Vietnam go digital

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Plant clinics in Vietnam have received a major boost with the introduction of digital devices to facilitate the work of plant doctors. The use of tablets and smartphones has been proven to help plant doctors improve the quantity and quality of data generated from plant clinic operations. With improved ICTs, the captured data from plant…
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