CABI to setup a plant clinic during TROPED 2018


The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) is conducting a live demonstration of a plant clinic during the International Conference on Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases (TROPED2018) on 25-27 September 2018 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

 

We are inviting farmers to come and bring plant samples of their sick crops such as stems with leaves, fruits, and roots. The plant doctors will diagnose the problem and will recommend an affordable and locally-available solutions that farmers can use. The plant clinic service is free of charge to everyone.

 

 

What is a plant clinic?

 

Plant clinics are designated meeting places, where local plant health extension officers (known as plant doctors) help farmers struggling with pests and diseases affecting their crops. They provide free diagnostics and management advice for any plant health problem of any crop.

 

Plant clinics are under the Plantwise Program and are operated by CABI’s national implementing partners in 34 countries, reaching 18.3 million farmers. Plantwise provides training for plant doctors and connects them with knowledge resources such as the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and national research centres that can provide diagnostic support. There are currently more than 2,200 plant clinics around the world and more than 6,000 trained and certified plant doctors.

 

To maintain the quality of of the program, Plantwise has introduced a set of policies to guide the implementation of plant clinics and continually monitors the recommendations of plant doctors through the Plantwise Online Management System.

 

For more information on CABI’s plant clinics and Plantwise, visit https://www.cabi.org/projects/our-plantwise-programme/.

 

 




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