Self Help Africa’s Plant Clinics project is designed to improve local access to technical advise and support, and support the early detection of crop pests and diseases in rural Uganda.
The Plant Clinics Project is being developed across nine districts in the North, West and East of Uganda: Kayunga, Kumi, Bukedea, Ngora, Amuru, Nwoya, Adjumani, Hoima and Buliisa.
The objective of this project is to improve farmer knowledge, so that small-holder growers can identify and detect plant pests and diseases at an early stage.
The undertaking, which is being implemented in collaboration with government ministries and research institutes seeks to protect farmers against crop disease and failure, and to provide a more effective early warning system for diseases and pests.
The Plant Clinics project is seeking to develop a technical dialogue between farmers, extension workers and researchers, and is aiming to reach up to 80,000 small-holder farmers across nine districts during its lifetime.