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Giving extensions workers new skills

At the heart of Plantwise is the training we provide. From CABI's history of expertise in Integrated Pest Management, we have built a training program which takes global plant health research from the laboratory to the fields. These training modules are step-by-step practical guides to becoming a plant doctor and running a plant clinic, in accordance with our policies. In the process, they develop skills of professional extension officers to carry-out field diagnosis and farmer consultations. This training has been used primarily for plant doctors, but is also being piloted as part of agricultural education in university curriculums, such as the summer programme at Makereke University in Uganda.

In addition to plant doctor training, Plantwise has designed modules which train other key stakeholders in research, education and regulation to manage the data which plant clinics generate, and monitor the quality of the plant clinic services. There are new modules being developed all of the time to meet the needs of the countries where we work, for example the new module on mass extension and plant health rallies.

Interested in accessing the Plantwise training modules?

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If you would like to become a partner in training and running plant clinics, please contact us.


Contact Plantwise

If you would like to discuss how you can get involved with Plantwise today.

plantwise@cabi.org
+44 (0)1491 832111