El Puesto para Plantas de Achuapa, Nicaragua ayuda a mantener la producción de ajonjolí

Por Solveig Danielsen, Luis Medina, Patricia Castillo y Eduardo Hidalgo El ajonjolí es un cultivo de mucha importancia socioeconómica para los pequeños productores de la franja del pacífico de Nicaragua. Desde principio de los años 90, la Cooperativa Juan Francisco Paz Silva produce y procesa ajonjolí para la exportación de aceite a Estados Unidos, Inglaterra…
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The Achuapa plant clinic helps to maintain sesame yields in Nicaragua

By Solveig Danielsen, Luis Medina, Patricia Castillo and Eduardo Hidalgo Sesame is a crop of great socioeconomic importance for smallholder farmers of the pacific region of Nicaragua. Since the early 90s, the Juan Francisco Paz Silva Cooperative has produced sesame oil, mainly for export to the United States, England and Japan.
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Sembrando las semillas de la sostenibilidad en Achuapa, Nicaragua

La Cooperativa Juan Francisco Paz Silva (JFPS), fundada en 1990, comenzó la operación de un puesto para plantas en 2009. La cooperativa estaba buscando una manera de ofrecer asistencia técnica a sus productores asociados y los puestos de plantas proporcionan una manera para hacerlo. Inicialmente, dos técnicos, Oscar Calderón y Harold Espinoza, fueron capacitados como…
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Sowing seeds of sustainability in Achuapa, Nicaragua

The Cooperative Juan Francisco Paz Silva (JFPS), which was founded in 1990, began operating a plant clinic in 2009. The cooperative was looking for a way to provide technical support to its member farmers, and the plant clinic provided a means to do so. Initially, two technicians, Oscar Calderon and Harold Espinoza, were trained as…
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Utilizando los módulos y la metodología de Plantwise para reforzar el currículo en UCATSE

UCATSE (Universidad Católica Agropecuaria del Trópico Seco) es una universidad privada con financiamiento del Estado, que comenzó a operar un puesto para plantas durante la iniciativa Clínica Global de Plantas (GPC) en 2005. Con el inicio del programa Plantwise en Nicaragua en 2012, UCATSE incorporó la participación de los estudiantes en el puesto para plantas…
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Using the Plantwise training modules and approach to strengthen the curriculum at UCATSE

UCATSE (Universidad Católica Agropecuario del Trópico Seco) is a private university with state funding that began operating a plant clinic under the Global Plant Clinic (GPC) initiative in 2005. With the start of the Plantwise programme in Nicaragua in 2012, UCATSE incorporated student participation into the plant clinic by adopting the plant clinic approach and…
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Plant doctors share advice using WhatsApp and Facebook in Central America

by Erica Chernoh and Eduardo Hidalgo, CABI Haga clic para la versión español de abajo   The software application WhatsApp is being used by plant doctors in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras to provide and receive plant diagnostic support. WhatsApp has proven to be popular in many countries, because it is a free communication tool…
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What CABI Is Doing To Tackle Major Coffee Rust Outbreaks In Central America

Guatemala has declared a state of agricultural emergency after coffee rust fungus has affected approximately 193,000ha of coffee, equating to 70% of the national crop. As a result of the outbreak, Guatemala is releasing $13.7m (£8.7m) in emergency aid to help farmers buy pesticides and to inform farmers on ways to manage the disease. Honduras…
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Plantwise 2012 Highlights

As we move into the New Year and all that 2013 has to offer it seems like a good time to review some of the achievements of 2012 . Here are a few of the Plantwise highlights of 2012!
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