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Uganda was funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to run a project from October 2012 to March 2015 to strengthen its phytosanitary capacity in order to meet requirements of the European Union (EU) market and reduce interception of its rose exports due to the presence of...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Kisingiri, J. B.; Nekambi, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2021, 17, pp 24 pp.
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Plantwise (PW) is a global programme led by CABI that is improving farmers' livelihoods by providing them with plant health information in order to reduce production losses and increase crop yields. In Kenya the programme was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Likoko, L.; Kainyu, F.; Ringera, E.; Otipa, M.; Karanja, P.; Kimani, M.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2020, 14, pp 21 pp.
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In Kenya, tomato is cultivated for home consumption, as a cash crop, and a source of vitamins. In recent years, the growth rate of tomato production in the country has increased. Yields, however, continue to remain low due to a myriad of constraints, including incidences of arthropod pests. This...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Nyamasyo, G. N.; Kilalo, D.; Otieno, W.; Otipa, M.; Chege, F.; Karanja, T.; Lingeera, E. K.
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science and Practice, 2019, 4, 2, pp 29-42
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Mobile apps are increasingly being used to answer development challenges around the world. The development opportunities that apps offer is wide-reaching but uptake of the technology varies. This article examines the ease of use and factors impacting user acceptance and behavior when interacting...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Ruffhead, H.; Rumsey, A.; Chege, F.; Lusweti, C.; Oronje, M.; Otieno, W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 2019, 20, 3, pp 237-253
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Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Nyamasyo, G. N.; Kilalo, D.; Otieno, W.; Otipa, M.; Chege, F.; Karanja, T.; Lingeera, E. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Scientific African, 2019, 2,
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Plant clinics focus primarily on diagnosis and dissemination of advice on management/control of plant health problems. The advice provided includes cultural, chemical (pesticides) and biological control or any combination of the listed control methods. Use of pesticides is preferred by farmers for...

Author(s)
Musebe, R.; Bundi, M.; Mugambi, I.; Akundabweni, S.; Nambiro, E.; Chege, F.
Citation
Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 2018, 9, 12, pp 36-45
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This article examines pest management practices recommended to smallholder farmers by extension agents, and the factors influencing the same. The study focused on plant health clinics, established under the Plantwise program, as primary providers of data. A diverse range of biotic and abiotic...

Author(s)
Ochilo, W. N.; Otipa, M.; Oronje, M. L.; Chege, F.; Lingeera, E. K.; Lusenaka, E.; Okonjo, E. O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 2018, 9, 1, pp 15
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A total of 8,699 female and 12,928 male farmers visited plant clinics in Kenya between 2012 and 2016. The lower clinic attendance by women farmers indicates they may lack information on plant health problems. This study aimed to understand the environment plant clinics operate in, identify the...

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Mugambi, I.; Williams, F.; Mulaa, M.; Nambiro, E.; Chege, F.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2018, 13, 51, pp 2862-2871
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Effective extension services are essential to provide farmers with skills and knowledge to manage pests and diseases. These services are provided by government agencies, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations as well as various actors in the private sector. Plantwise aims to...

Author(s)
Mugambi, I.; Williams, F.; Muthomi, J.; Chege, F.; Oronje, M.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 2016, 8, 11, pp 232-239
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Plantwise supports plant health in developing countries through a combination of 'plant clinics' providing plant health advice to farmers, strengthened collaboration between different plant health stakeholders, and the Knowledge Bank database. In addition to providing free open-access tools for...

Author(s)
Finegold, C.; Oronje, M.; Leach, M. C.; Karanja, T.; Chege, F.; Hobbs, S. L. A.
Publisher
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD), Raleigh, USA
Citation
Agricultural Information Worldwide, 2013, 6, pp 96-101

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