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World-class research

As a leader of research for over 100 years, CABI is a rich source of knowledge on environmental and agricultural issues aimed at improving livelihoods and ecosystems worldwide. Likewise, Plantwise, as part of the larger mission of CABI, works to contribute to the global conversation on plant health and food security through peer-reviewed publications and internal working papers. These documents show lessons learned, impacts and trends in pest managment and development from around the programme countries. Please find a full list of titles sorted by category below.

Annual Reports

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
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Peer-reviewed journal papers


Cameron, K.H., Somachandra, K.P., Curry, C.N., Jenner, W.H. and Hobbs, S.L.A. (2016) Delivering actionable plant health knowledge to smallholder farmers through the Plantwise program. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 17(4), 212–229. [Link]

Lamontagne-Godwin, J., Williams, F., Bandarac, W.M.P.T. and Appiah-Kubid, Z. (2016) Quality of extension advice: a gendered case study from Ghana and Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. [PDF]

Wright H.J., Ochilo W., Pearson A., Finegold C., Oronje M., Wanjohi J., Kamau R., Holmes T. & Rumsey A. (2016) Using ICT to Strengthen Agricultural Extension Systems for Plant Health. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information. DOI:10.1080/10496505.2015.1120214 [PDF]

Danielsen, S. and Matsiko, F. (2016) Using a plant health system framework to assess plant clinic performance in Uganda. Food Security. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-015-0546-6 [PDF] 


Finegold, C., Oronje, M., Leach, M., Karanja, T., Chege, F. and Hobbs, S. (2015) Plantwise Knowledge Bank: Building Sustainable Data and Information Processes to Support Plant Clinics in Kenya. Agricultural Information Worldwide, 6: 96-101. [PDF]


Alokit, C., Tukahirwa, B., Oruka, D., Okotel, M., Bukenya, C. and Mulema, J. (2014) Reaching out to farmers with plant health clinics in Uganda. Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 15(1): 15-26. [PDF]

Bandara, PT; Kulatunga, WMDH (2014) Using the crop clinic concept to minimize the indiscriminate use of pesticides and promoting effective, judicious pesticide use. Sri Lanka Plant Protection Industry Journal, 8: 39-44. [PDF]

Danielsen, S., Matsiko, F.B., Kjær, A.M. (2014) Implementing plant clinics in the maelstrom of policy reform in Uganda. Food Security, 6(6): 807-818. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-014-0388-7 [PDF]


Bentley, J., & Boa, E. (2013) The snowman outline: fact sheets by extensionists for farmers. Development in Practice, 23(3): 440-448. [Link]

Danielsen, S., Boa, E., Mafabi, M., Mutebi, E., Reeder, R., Kabeere, F., Karyeija, R. (2013) Using Plant Clinic Registers to Assess the Quality of Diagnoses and Advice Given to Farmers: A Case Study from Uganda. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 19(2): 183-201. DOI: 10.1080/1389224X.2012.741528 [Link]

Danielsen, S., Centeno, J., López, J., Lezama, L., Varela, G., Castillo, P., Narváez, C., Zeledón, I., Pavón, F., Boa, E. (2013) Innovations in plant health services in Nicaragua: From grassroots experiment to a systems approach. Journal of International Development, 25(7): 968-986. DOI: 10.1002/jid.1786 [Link]

Leach, M. C., & Hobbs, S. L. a. (2013) Plantwise knowledge bank: delivering plant health information to developing country users. Learned Publishing, 26(3): 180-185. DOI:10.1087/20130305 [PDF]

2010 and earlier

Bentley, J. W., Boa, E. R., Kelly, P., Harun-Ar-Rashid, M., Rahman, a. K. M., Kabeere, F., & Herbas, J. (2009) Ethnopathology: local knowledge of plant health problems in Bangladesh, Uganda and Bolivia. Plant Pathology, 58(4): 773-781. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2009.02040.x [Link]

Danielsen, S., Kelly, P. (2010) A novel approach to quality assessment of plant health clinics. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8: 257-269. DOI:10.3763/ijas.2010.0494 [Link]

Bentley, JW, Boa, E., Danielsen, S., Franco, P., Antezana, O., Villarroel, B., Rodríguez, H., Ferrrufino, J., Franco, J., Pereira, R., Herbas, J., Díaz, O., Lino, V., Villarroel, J., Almendras, F., Colque, S. (2009) Plant health clinics in Bolivia 2000 – 2009: operations and preliminary results. Food Security, 1: 371-386. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-009-0033-z [Link]

Other papers

Nsabimana, J., Kalisa , J. P., Uzayisenga, B. (2016) Farmers in Rwanda reap benefits with advice from plant clinics. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 5. [PDF]

Rui, G. and Reeder, R. (2016) Plant clinics act to bolster extension delivery in smallholder farming in China. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 4. [PDF]

Moses Ndiritu, M, Nyikal, R., Boa, E. (2016) Plant health rallies as an extension tool in small-scale farming in Kenya. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 3. [PDF]

Uwitonze, N., Niyonsaba E., Gatali, C., Boa, B. (2016) Rwanda pioneers rapid responses to crop diseases. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 2. [PDF]

Cornelius. E. W. and Coffie, S. A. (2015) Plant clinics and plant health diagnostic labs team up for crop health in Ghana. CABI Plantwise Research Brief 1. [PDF]

Wright, H. (2015) Supporting Plantwise with digital technologies. CABI Plantwise report. [PDF]

Danielsen, S., Chege, F. and Wanjohi, J. (2015) Building capacity for plant clinic performance monitoring. Paper presented at 22nd European Seminar on Extension and Education, 28 April-1 May 2015, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. [PDF]

Romney, D., Day, R., Faheem, M., Cambria, F., LaMontagne-Godwin, J., & Negussie, E. (2013) Plantwise: Putting innovation systems principles into practice. Agriculture for Development, 18: 27-31. [PDF]

Brubaker, J., Danielsen, S., Olupot, M., Romney, D. and Ochatum, N. (2013) Impact evaluation of plant clinics: Teso, Uganda. CABI Working Paper 6. [PDF]

Danielsen, S., Matsiko, F.B., Mutebi, E., Karubanga, G. (2012) Second generation plant health clinics in Uganda: Measuring clinic performance from a plant health system perspective 2010-2011. Working paper 2. Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. [Link]

Danielsen, S. and Mutebi, E. (2010) The introduction of mobile plant clinics to Uganda: First results and lessons learned 2005-2010. Work paper 1. Centre for Health Research and Development (DBL), Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. [Link]

Kelly, P., Bentley, J., Harun-ar-Rashid, Zakaria, A. K. M. & Nuruzzaman, M. (2008) Plant clinics help curb pesticide use in Bangladesh. Pesticides News, 81, 16-17. [PDF] 

Books and book chapters

Mur, R., Williams, F., Danielsen, S., Audet-Bélanger, G. and Mulema, J. (eds). (2015) Listening to the silent patient – Uganda’s journey towards institutionalising inclusive plant health services. CABI Publishing. [Link]

Boa, E., Danielsen, S. and Haesen, S. (2015) Better together - identifying the benefits of a closer integration between plant health, agriculture and one health. Chapter in: One Health: the added value of integrated health approaches (eds. Zinsstag et al.). CABI Publishing. [Link]

Taylor, P. (comp.) (2015) Plantwise Diagnostic Field Guide. CABI Publishing. [Link]



The “Permanent Crop Clinic Programme” in Sri Lanka: making use of data to resolve crop health problems. (2016) Authors: M.U.P. Jayasundara, Y.M.C.K. Herath, A.N. Abeykoon (Plant Protection Service of the Department of Agriculture); K. Cameron (CABI) [PDF]

Plant Clinics in Kenya: An Innovative Way of Controlling Plant Diseases (2015) Authors: Otipa Miriam (Kenya Agricultural Research Institution), Karanja Teresia (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Wendot Philip (University of Nairobi), Owiti Edward (Dudutech IPM Solutions), Ringera Eunice (Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service), Hannah Oduor (CABI), Florence Chege (CABI), Willis Ochilo (CABI), Marylucy Oronje (CABI) [PDF] 

Extension in China: Where do farmers get their information? (2014)
Authors: Dr Gurui (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Prof. Nie (PhD supervisor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Dr Robert Reeder (CABI) [PDF] 

Plantwise: Rural advisory services for smallholder farmers (2014)
Authors: Yelitza Colmenarez (CABI), Dr Dannie Romney (CABI), Julia Dennis (CABI) [PDF] 

Mass Extension in Rwanda: exploring methods and connections (2014)
Authors: Nicolas Uwitonze (Plantwise internee), Egidie Niyonsaba (Plantwise internee), Callixte Gatali (University of Rwanda) and Eric Boa (Independent consultant with Plantwise) [PDF] 

Listening to the silent patient – Uganda’s journey towards institutionalising inclusive plant health services (2014)
Authors: Remco Mur (KIT), Frances Williams (CABI), Solveig Danielsen (CABI), Geneviève Audet-Bélanger (KIT), Joseph Mulema (CABI), Gabriel Karubanga (Makerere University), Julia Dennis (CABI) [PDF] 

Implementing plant clinics in the maelstrom of policy reform in Uganda (2014)
Authors: Solveig Danielsen (CABI, former University of Copenhagen), Frank Matsiko (Makerere University), Anne Mette Kjær (Aarhus University) [PDF] 

External evaluations

Evidence on Demand. (2016) Plantwise Evaluation: Bolivia, Peru and Nicaragua [PDF]

Evidence on Demand. (2015) External evaluation of the on-going donor-funded programme “Plantwise: integrated plant health systems”  [PDF]

Frans Doorman and Lionelle Ngo-Samnick. (2014) EC Mid-term Review of the Plantwise programme [PDF] 

Urs Scheidegger and Beno Graf. (2013) External Evaluation of Plantwise SDC contribution Phase 1 [PDF]

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