National Geographic Hackathon taps into CABI & Plantwise data

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ImHk2YwZU&w=560&h=315] Check out this video to hear how CABI contributed to National Geographic’s Future of Food Hackathon in Washington DC last weekend. CABI’s Dr Martin Parr and Dr Timothy Holmes of the Plantwise knowledge bank describe the type of open access data from CABI which was offered to participants of the hackathon, and how these…
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Plantwise Newsletter out now!

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Plantwise on BBC Radio tomorrow

  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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CABI takes home NEF Award for Innovation with Plantwise

INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS, LONDON- On Thursday 5 December, CABI received an Innovation Award at the 10th annual National Engineering Foundation (NEF) Innovisions Conference, in recognition for its landmark global food security programme, Plantwise. Hosted by NEF and presenters from the BBC, the Innovation Awards were established to celebrate ‘game-changers’ proven to be the very best…
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Good news for Ghana’s plant health promoted this National Farmers’ Day

National Farmers’ Day is a day set aside to commemorate the contributions of farmers and fishermen to the national development of Ghana. Combined, these industries account for over 45% of the country’s annual GDP. At this year’s official Farmers’ Day ceremony at Sogakope in the Volta region, Plantwise and partners will take the opportunity to…
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Plantwise on TV: Launch of Makerere University Training in Uganda

Check out this great coverage of Plantwise coming out of Uganda. Working with the University of Makerere, Plantwise is training young plant doctors to answer the increasing demand for plant clinics across all regions. National television station UBC news interviewed CABI’s Joseph Mulema and key partners on this major development for extension and smallholder farmer…
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Plantwise takes root in Uganda: United Nations news service report

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Have you met Martin? New Plantwise Rwanda video featured on DailyDoGooder.com

If you have not had the opportunity to view the new Plantwise video, then please take a look. In these 3 minutes you will meet Martin, a young man working as a plant doctor near Kigali, Rwanda. Find out why he joined Plantwise and start to help farmers defend their vital crops against plant pests.…
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The Hindu covers Plantwise India

    National newspaper The Hindu publishes article discussing the positive impact of Plantwise activities in the country. With support of the M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation,  ‘plant doctors are coming to the rescue’ of farmers in India. Read full article here.
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News of Plantwise Zambia sparks national media coverage

Contributed by Josepth Mulema, CABI Africa [scribd id=142518071 key=key-rg25wqt46we9xn8h03j mode=scroll] Zambia Daily Mail article written by Benedict Tembo
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