The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Booth 14
Plantwise: Sharing Plant Health
The Plantwise exhibit will demonstrate the Plantwise ICT innovations that Dr Washington Otieno will present in his breakout session.  Booth visitors will be able to interact with and explore the Plantwise Plant Doctor Simulator App and the Plantwise Factsheet Library App using Android tablets, On May 16 and 17, visitors will be able to see live demos of Plantwise e-plant clinics. This will allow visitors to experience directly how smallholder farmers receive the practical plant health advice they need to save their crop. Visitors will be invited to select a sick crop sample (e.g. tomato, maize, cucumber and others) and sit down with a real-life plant doctor from Kenya. The doctor will use a tablet running the Plantwise Factsheet Library App to make a diagnosis and provide treatment advice.

About CABI Plantwise
Plantwise is a global prog
ramme, led by CABI, to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. This is achieved by establishing networks of plant clinics, where farmers can find practical plant health advice. Plant clinics are reinforced by the Plantwise Knowledge Bank, a gateway to plant health information, including diagnostic resources, pest management advice and pest distribution data. Plantwise provides farmers with the knowledge they need to lose less and feed more.
Monday, May 16

10:15 EAT

Tuesday, May 17

07:00 EAT

Wednesday, May 18

07:00 EAT

Thursday, May 19

07:00 EAT