Who benefits from Plantwise?

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As part of our Monitoring and Evaluation within Plantwise, we are identifying indicators both to help us improve the way we operate and also increase accountability to our participants, partners, and donors. As a follow-up to our blog post on International Women’s Day, one of the ways we can improve our current work and set…
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Plantwise on BBC Radio tomorrow

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  Tune in tomorrow at 3pm GMT to BBC Oxford Radio for an interview with Plantwise knowledge bank‘s Holly Wright talking about her experiences in Kenya piloting the new Plantwise Factsheet Library Mobile App.  She will be joined by the app’s developer, White October Director Chris Jones.  
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IPPC and Plantwise lead successful workshop for coordinated plant protection in East Africa

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Watch the video here. From Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, key representatives of agricultural institutions gathered in Nairobi for the first ever joint workshop led by CABI’s Plantwise programme and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat. The workshop was convened in an effort to exchange national experiences in plant protection and pave the way…
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Plantwise 2013 Highlights

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As we move into the New Year and all that 2014 has to offer it seems like a good time to review some of the achievements of 2013. Here are a few of the Plantwise highlights of 2013!
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Water and oil do mix after all: of great discoveries and the prospects for agriculture in a desolate land

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Report by Willis Ochilo and MaryLucy Oronje After years of desolation, Turkana has come alive with its colossal water reservoir and plenty of oil to boot. Massive reservoirs of underground water and underground oil have been discovered in a remote part of Kenya – the Turkana region. Turkana is situated on the north-western part of…
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A Tale of Two Worlds: Favourable Projections, Looming Dearth

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It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the season of plenty, it is the season of famine – in short, it is that time when the positive medium term outlook for world agriculture is tempered by the “usual suspects.” For the fourth month running, the FAO Food Price…
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Days are numbered for pests in Kenya’s irrigation schemes

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Report by Peter Karanja and Abigail Rumsey Between May and July this year, 22 new plant clinics were established in Kenya. Nine of these clinics were launched by the Smallscale Horticulture Development Project (SHDP), which has been funded by the African Development Bank to help smallholder farmers increase the amount that they produce and earn…
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New Mapping Tool Tracks Insecticide Resistance In Malaria Carrying Mosquitoes

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Progress in malaria control in the past decade can be attributed largely to a massive increase in the number of insecticide based management programmes targeting malaria carrying mosquitoes, using methods that include indoor residual spraying and insecticide impregnated bed nets. The effectiveness of these management techniques is now being compromised by insecticide resistant mosquito populations. In…
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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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