A day at the plant clinic in Pucara, Peru

  Did you guess Peru in our ‘Guess the clinic‘ challenge? Well you were  correct. On the morning of April 22nd , plant doctor and clinic coordinator Flavia Felix Huanca (pictured here) held a plant clinic for local farmers. They brought in samples of their crops which various problems, asking for her advice to diagnose…
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Can you guess this plant clinic?

Take a look. Farmers gathered around a plant doctor, resources on the table. Various crops which farmers have brought in for diagnosis and advice. Can you tell us where in the world is this plant clinic located? It’s one of over 700 running worldwide with support of Plantwise and partners, but that is all we’re…
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Plantwise joins IPPC at CPM9 in Rome for side-event tonight

Delegates from around the world convene at FAO headquarters for CPM9, many of which will attend tonight’s side-event to hear of joint activities and how partners are using resources to work together in Sri Lanka, Uganda and Kenya.
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Plant Health Rallies: Giving Rwandan agronomists the tools to inform the public

In November 2013, three members of the CABI Plantwise team (Dr Noah Phiri and Peter Karanja of the Nairobi office, and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin of the UK office) visited Musanze in the Northern zone of Rwanda. 12 participants from the Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) were trained in techniques to inform the surrounding rural communities on serious…
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Three little locusts

These little chaps might be small but can cause incredible harm to crops. Take a look at what CABI and Plantwise are doing to protect farmer’s livelihoods. www.Plantwise.org
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Plantwise Afghanistan and the Knowledge Bank join Global Food Security Conference in the Netherlands

Contributed with Julia Dennis This month, academics, researchers, government agencies, NGOs and corporations convened in the Netherlands to talk about the future of food. The question of how we will feed 9 billion people by 2050 was the major issue on the table, but much of the discussion also called for a careful focus on…
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Demonstrating plant virus transmission to farmers at a Plant Health Rally in Kenya

Blog by Florence Chege and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin During a Plant Health Rally regional training in Kitale, Western Kenya, 15 participants, including CABI Africa staff, local Kenya Agricultural Research Institute staff, Ministry of Agriculture extension staff and international Plantwise collaborators from Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, went out to inform farmers on various local plant health issues…
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Training new plant doctors in Kabul for Plantwise Afghanistan

Muhammad Faheem of the CABI Central West Asia and Julien Lamontagne-Godwin of CABI UK are currently training 30 new plant doctors for the plant clinics that will open in April 2013 in the Kabul and Baghlan provinces. These will join the clinics that are already performing sensationally in the Parwan and Bamyan provinces. The Plantwise…
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Julien Lamontagne-Godwin at a cacao depot in North Kivu, DRC

Whenever I am working in Democratic Republic of Congo, I always link up with our partner ESCO, a regional cacao producer and exporter, also active in Uganda.
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