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Booth 29
Exhibit: Plantwise: Using data to Help Prevent Crop Losses
Using data to help prevent crop Plantwise is a global programme, led by CABI, to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. In 34 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, we help establish networks of local plant clinics, where farmers can get agricultural advice on managing pests and diseases. Plant clinics are reinforced by the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, an online gateway to diagnostic resources and pest management advice. Using a specially developed app, the Knowledge Bank also collects data about the farmers visiting plant clinics, as well as their crops and the pests affecting them. We use this data to develop new pest management advice tailored to the local context; while government partners can use the data to inform regulatory decision-making and to establish pest surveillance and early warning systems.
About - CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as safeguarding the environment and improving global food security. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge. Our 48 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work. These include development and research projects, scientific publishing and microbial services.