Plantwise Photo Of The Month- September

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This photo was taken in July when data management training and Module 4 training took part in Sri Lanka. Twenty-seven participants took part in the Module 4 training, in which methods for managing and monitoring clinic data collected at plant clinics in Sri Lanka were discussed.
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New Video: Interview with Plant Doctor Kija Edith, Tanzania

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Contributed by Stefan Toepfer, CABI Switzerland with Peter Karanja, CABI Africa Tanzanian frontline agricultural extension workers had an opportunity to refresh and improve their skills in diagnosing crop health problems of small holder farmers during a practical training course in Morogoro, Tanzania. This was part of a set of trainings provided by Plantwise Tanzania, which…
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So how can we deal with all this plant clinic data?

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There are many ways that data from plant clinics can inform agricultural activities. Clinic data can be used to identify the distribution of major crops and diseases, and help to flag up new and emerging pests and diseases. These data can also contribute to the monitoring of the quality of advice given to farmers at…
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What is M&E? and Gender Mainstreaming?

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M&E is more than just a development buzzterm, it’s “a way of thinking” explains INTRAC workshop leader Max Peberdy,¬†who¬†was part of a¬†the week-long training course¬†for CABI staff in the UK. Plantwise programme leaders were among those learning how to embed montitoring and evaluation (M&E) as well as gender responsiveness into everyday project planning, and¬†outcome tracking,¬†for…
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Plantwise Uganda to add thirty plant doctors to their pool

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¬†Contributed by Jane Frances Asaba¬†and Joseph Mulema, both CABI Africa, and Phil Taylor, CABI Egham-UK¬† Plantwise has been operating in Uganda for 8 years, throughout which progress in setting up plant clinics with partners has been slow but steady.¬†¬†Recently, things¬†are really taking off; extension workers being¬†instructed to attend courses by their superiors, and their role…
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In Uganda, plant doctors gain new insights

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Nineteen plant doctors¬† from the eastern and central region of Uganda are equipped and ready to give good advice to farmers ‚Äď by Jane Frances Asaba and Joseph Mulema¬† in Kampala, Uganda and Phil Taylor in UK As Plantwise Uganda continues to roll out more plant clinics, the need for training of plant doctors to…
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Plant clinics in Uganda: First regional plant clinic awareness workshop held in Kabarole

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This article is adapted from a post on the Rwenzori Information Centres Network blog. In a bid to create awareness about plant clinics in Uganda, Plantwise organized a one day sensitization workshop at Lesuiex Centre in Kabarole District about improving food security and the lives of smallholder farmers in Uganda. It was also aimed at…
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