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A world where smallholder farmers are empowered to manage evolving plant health threats, increase their incomes, improve food security and safety, and reduce biodiversity loss.
Without smarter tools and processes for surveillance and mitigation, pest and invasive species outbreaks continue to threaten food security.
There is poor awareness on the hazards of excessive pesticide use among farmers, agricultural service providers. There is also not enough access to effective and affordable lower-risk alternatives to hazardous pesticides.
There are not enough public extension workers to reach smallholder farmers with the crop advice they need, when they need it. In addition, many agro-input dealers lack the capacity to provide accurate diagnoses and sound crop health advice.
How we will do it
PlantwisePlus is tackling these challenges head-on by following three key impact pathways: