Updated Oct 31, 2019

Plantwise

Part of CAB International

Lose less, feed more

https://www.plantwise.org/

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Stage 5: Scaling

Implemented In:

Bolivia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua and 30 MoreSEE ALL

Bolivia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Uganda, Rwanda, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Nepal, India, Kenya, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Pakistan, Peru, Afghanistan, Barbados, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zambia, Costa Rica and MyanmarSEE LESS

30,000,000
Lives Impacted to Date
33
Countries Implemented In

Problem

Worldwide, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two-thirds of the earth’s growing population. Yearly, an estimated 40% of crops grown worldwide are lost to pests. If we could reduce crop losses by just 1%, we could potentially feed millions more people. The lack of access to timely, appropriate and actionable extension advice makes it a fundamental challenge for farmers to get the right information at the right time to reduce crop losses.

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Solution

Plantwise is a global programme, which helps farmers lose less of what they grow to plant health problems. Working closely with national agricultural advisory services, we have established a global plant clinic network run by trained plant doctors, where farmers can find practical plant health advice. Plant clinics work just like clinics for human health: farmers visit with samples of their crops, and plant doctors diagnose the problem and make science-based recommendations on ways to manage it.

Milestones

Sep 2019
New Product or Service
Official launch of two Plantwise educational apps - PestSmart Diagnostic Simulator and Crop Management Simulator; both games deliver and reinforce the diagnostic and management practices learnt when undertaking the Plantwise training modules.
Dec 2018
Lives Impacted
30,000,000
Jan 2005
New Country Implemented In
Uganda and Nicaragua
Jan 2004
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Jan 2003
New Country Implemented In
Bolivia