Utilizando los módulos y la metodología de Plantwise para reforzar el currículo en UCATSE

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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 mediante la adopción de la metodología de los puestos para plantas y los módulos de capacitación de Plantwise como una herramienta educativa dentro del currículo de la carrera de Ingeniería Agrícola. Desde que la metodología de Plantwise fue integrada en el plan de estudios, unos 240 estudiantes se han formado  en diagnóstico de campo, muchos de estos estudiantes siguen después a trabajar para empresas privadas, extensión o como agricultores.

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Using the Plantwise training modules and approach to strengthen the curriculum at UCATSE

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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 Plantwise training modules as a teaching tool within the curriculum of the Agricultural Engineering degree programme. Since the Plantwise training was integrated into the curriculum, about 240 students have been trained in field diagnostics (as of mid-2016), many of whom later go on to work for private companies, extension, or as farmers.

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Makerere University brings Plantwise to class

Contributed with content from Joseph Mulema, CABI in Africa

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One group of Makerere University students undergoing Plantwise’s ‘How to be a plant doctor’ Module 1 and Module 2 training course (Image:Joseph Mulema)

Since 2005, Plantwise has been supporting the establishment of plant clinics and knowledge bank access in Uganda. But recently, plans to expand clinic operations to each sub-county have led to increased demand for trained and knowledgeable plant doctors. To answer this call, and provide a promising career opportunity for a new generation of agriculturists, the University of Makereke’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), based at the University Research Institute at Kabanyolo, Uganda, has launched a summer term for BSc students on Plantwise Module 1 and Module: how to become a plant doctor and run a successful plant clinic.

The government of Uganda has been and essential partner through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries (MAAIF) supplying resources and equipment. Now through the partnership with Makerere, a prestigious institute drawing students from across the continent, Plantwise will find bright and motivated young graduates to provide diagnostics and advice to the farmers.

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