Meet Chheng, a farmer from Cambodia using natural methods to control pests

Farmer Ms. Chheng Sok Khim (42) waters her Chinese Kale crops early in the morning in the plot of land she has near her house in Svay Prateal, Sa Ang district. Since 2012 Ms. Chheng Sok Khim uses natural pesticide which she elaborates herslef with 5 to 6 different types of vegetables.
In a new video, Plantwise follows Chheng Sok Khim, a farmer growing vegetables in Kandal province, Cambodia. Ms Khim struggled to control the pests on her farm and turned to chemical pesticides, but this ended up costing her more money and negatively affected her yields and her health.
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“We the women can do it.” Meet Jacinta, a farmer from Bolivia

In a new video, Plantwise follows the life of Jacinta Delgadillo, a farmer from Comarapa, Bolivia. Jacinta and her family grow beans, peppers, and other crops for food and to generate an income. When the crops are attacked by pests and diseases, Jacinta uses her local plant clinic to gain knowledge on how to better…
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Tackling pests and diseases in Trinidad and Tobago [Video]

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The¬†latest episode of the¬†Tech4agri¬†web series focuses on a number of¬†farmers who¬†attended¬†Plantwise¬†plant clinics in Trinidad and Tobago and received follow-up visits from Plantwise and¬†NAMDEVCO¬†extension workers. As CABI’s¬†Naitram Ramnanan explains: “We decided to follow up by visiting the farmer in the field and then realised that it was a pervasive problem in the christophene-growing areas of the…
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IPPC: Why is pest risk analysis important? [Video]

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Experts in pest risk analysis from around the world give their views on why risk analysis is important for trade and protection of domestic agriculture. Video from the IPPC.
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Tuta absoluta: combating the tomato leafminer [Video]

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A recent IPM workshop in Ethiopia focussed on the tomato leafminer – a pest that causes devastation on tomato crops in Europe, Africa and South America. This video shows how the workshop attendees dedicated their time to finding out more about the pest, seeing it in the field, and working on recommendations for control. To…
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See Xanthomonas bacteria infecting a tomato plant [Video]

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If you’ve ever wondered what exactly happens when a disease infects a plant, watch this video. This detailed animation shows Xanthomonas bacteria infecting a tomato plant, causing bacterial spot disease. For more information about Xanthomonas in plants, and how to control it, visit the Plantwise Knowledge Bank.
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Have you met Martin? New Plantwise Rwanda video featured on DailyDoGooder.com

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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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Video Interview with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzwblzjR2pA&w=560&h=315] Recently Melanie Bateman of¬†CABI Switzerland and Dr IMO Shamie, Sierra Leone’s Director of Crops and Plantwise National Coordinator, had the unique opporunity to sit down for a meeting with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Dr Joseph Sam Sesay. During the meeting, Dr Sesay told his story of being the first…
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Plantwise Kenya experience shared at CABI’s Review Conference

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Plantwise approach to plant health systems are being integrated into policy processes and Ministry-approved practice in Kenya #cabirc13 — Martin Parr (@parr2_parr) June 27, 2013 Over the course of¬†the two-day¬†CABI Review Conference last week in Oxford,¬†over 100 attendees of member countries, invited observers and CABI staff heard and discussed presentations which highlighted key projects across…
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