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CABI (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience) agree with USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to feed more knowledge to Plantwise Initiative

Apr 2, 2012

Research and information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be feeding the knowledge bank behind CABI’s Plantwise initiative, thanks to a partnership agreement signed in Washington on 8 February 2012.

CABI, the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience, based in the UK, agreed with USDA, the US Department of Agriculture, to share research and information to the Plantwise knowledge bank that underpins the plant clinics and other Plantwise activities.

Plantwise is an initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. It is reducing crop losses and improving lives by gathering, organising and disseminating vital knowledge about plant health.

Plantwise is gathering and disseminating knowledge in two ways: 1) via a network of plant clinics in the developing world to help the poorest farmers and 2) internationally via a knowledge bank.

For every 1% reduction in crop losses, one can potentially help millions more people feed themselves. This can be done today – with no additional use of land, water, fertilizers or chemicals.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.