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PlantwisePlus in Zambia

In Zambia, smallholder farmers contribute significantly to food production, growing crops such as maize, cassava, sorghum and millet, groundnuts, and soya beans.

However, crop pests and diseases, such as fall armyworm and cassava brown streak disease, pose an ever-present challenge. PlantwisePlus supports Zambian farmers in managing invasive species such as cassava brown streak disease, which has seen affected regions report substantial losses.

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Research and publications

Can plant clinics enhance judicious use of pesticides? Evidence from Rwanda and Zambia

Type Journal article

Published in Food Policy, 101, 102073

Language English

Year 2021

Cassava Brown Streak Disease Evidence Note 2022

Type Evidence note

Language English

Year 2022

Plantwise: improving food security through better Plant Health System

Type Book chapter

Published in Precision Phytopathology: Frontiers of Science. Published by Fundao de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais e Florestais (FEPAF), Brazil, 187–211

Language English

Year 2019

Focus countries

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Delivered through gender-sensitive and climate-resilient approaches, PlantwisePlus is tackling the challenges facing smallholder production through three impact pathways: Pest PreparednessPesticide Risk Reduction, and Farmer Advisory.

Pesticide Risk Reduction

Farmer Advisory

Pest Preparedness