Plantwise innovations highlighted in UN Climate Change report

A farmer and a plant doctor discuss crop health problems in the field
CABI’s work in supporting agricultural decision-making for smallholder farmers using innovative digital tools has been featured in a new report by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations body coordinating climate action around the world.
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Plant clinics improve food security in Rwanda, says new study

Astonishingly, an estimated 40% of crop loss worldwide can be attributed to pests. This statistic that is especially devastating in developing areas where crops are a source of food, income and livestock feed amongst other uses and could be prevented if methods were available.
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Asian Farmers Consult Vibrant E-Plant Clinic Network In Pandemic Times

This article was originally published on aesa – Agricultural Extension in South Asia E-Plant clinics are meeting places where local agricultural advisory officers, known as plant doctors, help farmers struggling with plant pests and diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, plant clinics continued to provide advisory services to farmers by going online. Malvika Chaudhary shares her…
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These e-Plant Doctors Can Help Solve Farmers’ Crop Woes in Minutes. Here’s How.

Pest alerts
This article was originally published on ‘the better india’ When K Pathi noticed the notorious Fall ArmyWorm attack his corn plants, he didn‚Äôt rush to get pesticides. He did something entirely different. When 49-year-old K Pathi, a farmer in Maramadakki village in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, noticed the notorious Fall ArmyWorm (locally known as…
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An inter-country workshop and an experience-sharing session on a virtual platform

Community Business Facilitators (CBF) plant doctor Mr Gannesh Rokaya and Mrs Dipa Poudel of Surkhet giving farmers a technical consultation
Our experiences in Nepal during the global COVID-19 pandemic have been both positive and negative. On the positive side, this difficult time has made us realize the value of coming together and being connected as a community. But the pandemic has also put people‚Äôs lives and livelihoods at risk. In Nepal, COVID-19 is now spreading…
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PRISE pest alerts mean farmers and advisors have more time to prepare for pest infestations

This article was originally published on prise.org An estimated 40% of the world‚Äôs crops are lost to pests impacting on smallholder farmers‚Äô ability to feed their families, on international trade and food supply chains and hampering the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2. Pest outbreaks are devastating, respect no political boundaries and are…
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Pests in a pandemic? India’s plant doctors will see you online now

This article was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. During coronavirus lockdown, Indian farmers have been able to join ‘e-clinics’ to get a diagnosis of problems plaguing their crops, helping limit the damage When Victor, Mary‚Äôs husband, decided to travel abroad for work, he left her a plot of land to cultivate in southern…
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Developing ‚Äėlast mile‚Äô extension services with Plantwise in Nepal

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In Nepal, the Community Business Facilitator (CBF) plant doctor programme is a successful pilot. Linking with the private sector, it reaches those in remote rural areas ‚Äď or ‚Äėlast mile‚Äô communities ‚Äď with plant protection services, substantially increasing incomes and reducing losses for smallholder farmers. The CBF plant doctors conduct clinics at their own cost…
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Training on biocontrol gives confidence to plant doctors from India

India Plant Doctors
CABI scientists from its centres in India and Switzerland joined forces with colleagues from the Koppert Foundation to deliver a two-day training on using biological controls as part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to fighting crop pests and diseases. Koppert, who specialises in the manufacture of bio-based products globally, decided to support the course…
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Clinica de plantas con la participación de jóvenes estudiantes del tecnológico de tarata

En Bolivia, ubicado en el Departamento de Cochabamba, Municipio de Tarata, se encuentra el Instituto Tecnol√≥gico Agropecuario Industrial Tarata, ITAIT. Fundado en 1983, dependiente del Ministerio de Educaci√≥n, provee formaci√≥n superior no universitaria y su misi√≥n es formar profesionales altamente calificados, comprometidos y responsables que respondan a las demandas del mercado laboral local y nacional.…
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