Plantwise Newsletter May 2013
Plantwise gets underway in Ghana
EU pledges support for Plantwise Africa
Report from Rome: Plantwise at CPM8
Knowledge Bank 'Highly Commended' at Award ceremony
The Plantwise Knowledge Bank, created by CABI, has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the annual ALPSP (Association for Learned and Professional Society Publishers) Award for Publishing Innovation. Read about the Knowledge Bank's award.
New Knowledge Bank pays dividends for Plantwise countries
The Plantwise team launch the Plantwise Knowledge Bank as an open-access online tool to help diagnose, track and provide management advice on pests and diseases find out more about the Knowledge Bank...
Plant clinics launched in China
Farmers from Guangxi province in Xing’an county welcomed China’s first plant clinic to help reduce crops losses from pests and diseases find out more about China's plant clinics...
Plant clinics praised by Kenyan Agricultural Minister
The Minister of Agriculture for Kenya has talked of the value of plant clinics in tackling Maize necrosis. Watch the video of the Minister here.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shares content with Plantwise
Research and information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon be feeding to the knowledge bank find out more about how the USDA is supporting Plantwise...
Plant pests: The biggest threats to food security?
Nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day; but with a little help they can protect their crops and feed their families
Plantwise is an initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses.
By delivering actionable knowledge:
Plantwise is helping countries establish community-based plant clinics which deliver practical advice to farmers when their crops have a problem.
We are helping to join up the research community and the farmers, by translating the researchers’ knowledge into practical, accessible advice and feeding back information from farmers into a central knowledge bank.
We are bringing together the best of the knowledge in the plant health field, including local pest distribution data, and making it available from a central resource.
We have already helped establish over 413 plant clinics in 31 countries. These clinics have helped over 280,000 smallholder farmers and their families.
Find out how Plantwise is improving lives and food security
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