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Plantwise: Monitoring Plant Pest Outbreaks Globally

Published: July, 2020

Book chapter

Wade Jenner, Katherine Cameron, Rob Reeder

Plantwise is a global program led by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and implemented worldwide with more than 150 partner organizations with the ultimate goal of enabling farmers to lose fewer crops and achieve higher levels of productivity and income. Plantwise strives to deliver the right combination of concepts and capacity building to augment countries’ readiness for and resilience against new pests that threaten food security.

Plantwise: Monitoring Plant Pest Outbreaks Globally


Type Book chapter

Published in Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security. St. Paul: American Phytopathological Society.

Language English

Year 2020

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Worldwide, over 500 million smallholder farmers provide food for two-thirds of the earth’s growing population. Achieving a zero hunger world by 2030 depends on increasing the productivity of these smallholder farmers – but their crops face a significant threat. 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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