Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), is developing a Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) to fight against crop-devastating pest outbrakes in Kenya.
The service was launched at a Plantwise plant clinic in Manyatta in Kenya’s Eastern Province.
Cambria Finegold, global director for knowledge management, said, “It is vital that we use the very latest in technology and work in partnership to bring the best insights on pest population behaviour right to the farmer’s door.”
PRISE builds upon the UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Plantwise programme which works globally to help farmers lose less of what they grow to plant health problems.
The project was launched in Zambia in December and will be launched in Ghana later this month. Read more