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CABI places high importance on evaluation and learning in Plantwise and implements a program of work that includes contracting external researchers/evaluators as well as using in-house staff and collaboration with universities, research organisations and consultancy firms. 

External evaluations


Bonilla, J., Coombes, A., and Rai, N. (2018). Evaluation of Plantwise–Kenya: 36-Month Follow-Up Report. American Institutes for Research. [PDF]

Bett, E., Mugwe, J., Nyalugwe, N. Haraman, E., Williams, F., Tambo, J., Wood, A. and Bundi, M. (2018) Impact of plant clinics on disease and pest management, tomato productivity and profitability in Malawi. CABI Working Paper 11, 30pp. [Link]


American Institutes for Research (2016) Evaluation of Plantwise–Kenya: 12-month Follow-up Report. American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington DC. [PDF]

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


American Institutes for Research (2015) Evaluation of Plantwise–Kenya: Baseline Summary Report. American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington DC. [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]

CABI impact research


Medina, L., Danielsen, S., Hidalgo, E. 2018. Efecto del Puesto para Plantas de Achuapa, Nicaragua sobre el manejo de la sanidad vegetal de ajonjolí (In Spanish). CABI case study 21. [PDF]

Bonilla, J., Coombes, A., Rai, N. (2018). Plantwise Impact: Results and lessons from Kenya. Edited by Hirschfeld, M., Romney, D., Otieno, W. CABI Impact Brief. [PDF]

Tambo, J.A., Williams, F., Jenner, W., Romney, D. (2018) Profiling of plant clinic users. CABI Research Brief 8. [PDF] 

Day, C. (2018) Mobile services: bridging the agricultural knowledge gap. CABI Research Brief 7. [PDF]

Williams F., Hy, H.C., Rattanakarn, W., Luechaikarm, C., Channoo, C., Win, K.K., Xuân, P.T., Suu T.D., Khing, S.L., Faheem, M., Sivapragasam, A., Chaudhary, M., Ali, I., Chan, H. T., Chan. F.W., Faisal, S. (2018). Plant clinics in Asia: reducing the use and risks of pesticides. CABI case study 20. [PDF]


Rajendran, G. and Islam, R. (2017) Plant clinics in Bangladesh: are farmers losing less and feeding more? CABI case study 19. [PDF]

Hidalgo, E., Arias, H., Matute, H., Vásquez, R., Gómez, J., Danielsen, S. (2017) Jornadas de salud para plantas en Intibucá, Honduras: El efecto sobre el conocimiento y las prácticas de control de paratrioza en papa. CABI Estudio de Caso no. 18.  [PDF]

Sluijs, J. and Posthumus, H. (2017) Plant clinic data management - An assessment of use, management and functioning of the Plantwise data management system. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. Plantwise, CABI. [Kenya PDF] [Myanmar PDF]

Bentley et al. (2017) Delivering messages from plant clinics: The influence of communication on farmer’s perception and uptake of advice. Plantwise, CABI. [Summary PDF] [Malawi PDF] [Nepal PDF] [Costa Rica SPA] [Costa Rica ENG]


Hussain, M., Ndengu, J.D., Kuntashula, E., Welamedage, L. and Nguyen, H.T. (2016) Farmers and Plant Clinics: attendance drivers and barriers, knowledge use and dissemination and satisfaction: Case studies from Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malawi and Zambia. PEDA International. Plantwise, CABI. [PDF]

Silvestri, S. and Musebe, R. (2016) Participatory assessment of farm level outcomes and impact of crops pests and diseases management. An application to the Plantwise programme in Rwanda and Ghana. Plantwise, CABI. [PDF]

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