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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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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Sri Lanka launches Skype service to further strengthen advisory support in plant clinics

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Plant clinics in Sri Lanka, known as the Permanent Crop Clinic Programme, continue to grow and modernize throughout the country. After successfully rolling out e-plant clinics in several provinces in Sri Lanka, the younger generation of agricultural extension workers is now feeling just as confident in solving crop health issues as their senior colleagues did…
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Gobernaci贸n de Santa Cruz lanza piloto de Cl铆nicas de Planta Electr贸nicas

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La Gobernaci贸n de Santa Cruz por medio de su 鈥楽ervicio Departamental Agropecuario y Sanidad e Inocuidad Agropecuaria鈥 (SEDACRUZ) y de DSIA, conjuntamente con el Centro de Investigaci贸n Agr铆cola Tropical (CIAT-Bolivia) implementan cl铆nicas de plantas en el departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia, desde el 2012. El grupo coordina acciones de entrega de servicios de diagn贸stico y…
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E-plant clinics rolled out in Jammu, India

Last year Plantwise launched in Jammu & Kashmir state, India, with the establishment of 15 plant clinics across 3 districts in the Jammu region. This year sees the launch of an exciting new development, with the roll-out of e-plant clinics to revolutionize the extension system and support the quick transfer of information and advice to…
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How tablets are transforming Nepal鈥檚 plant clinics

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I meet Man Bahadur Chhetri and his assistant on a bright Sunday morning as they are setting up the e-plant clinic in Gorkana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. On the drive over, I saw plenty of maize being grown on smallholder plots and, here and there, tomatoes in polytunnels. Around the corner from the clinic,…
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Expanding our e-plant clinic network in Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lankan e-plant clinic pilot, which launched in 2015 at 10 clinics in Central Province, was extremely聽successful in minimizing the time as well as workload of plant doctors performing data management tasks. As a result of these and various other benefits established聽over the last 2 years, the e-plant clinic network has been scaled up…
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Successful e-Plant Clinic launch in Nepal

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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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Innovative Digital Applications for Sustainable Development – Eighth GCRA International Conference at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru

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It is evident that the development in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital applications plays pivotal role in present knowledge based economies. Recently, I attended an ICT focussed international conference with my colleague from D2F in Bengaluru which was organised by UAS Bengaluru and GCRA, Australia from 5th-7th January, 2016 on…
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Sri Lankan plant doctors launch e-plant clinics

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24 June marked the launch of the first e-plant clinics pilot in Sri Lanka. Experienced plant doctors from ten plant clinics in Nuwara Eliya district came together to learn how tablet computers could enhance the current Permanent Crop Clinic Programme (PCCP) led by the Plant Protection Service, Department of Agriculture.聽Plant doctors聽learnt: how electronic data collection…
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