Plants need doctors too. Can you help save a plant?
In the Plant Doctor Game you meet the farmer who grows your favourite foods, plant on their farm, and help at the plant clinic to fight dangerous pests. Download the game today, plant, play, and keep the crops alive. With your help, farmers in the game can identify and defeat pests, feed their families and earn vital income. Each time you save a crop, you gain virtual ‘food security points’ to build a food-secure world.
The app is based on a real life plant clinics helping farmers worldwide. Today, an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers feed 70% of the world, but they suffer major losses when their crops get sick. That is the challenge driving Plantwise - supported by Switzerland and other partners - to help countries set up and run plant clinics.
Plantwise works with developing countries to provide science-based advice to farmers, just like good medical advice helps parents keep their children healthy. Farmers visit these plant clinics with samples of their crops. Plant doctors are trained to look, listen and diagnose the problem in the field. They can access guides, factsheets and photos from the Plantwise knowledge bank and make safe and sustainable recommendations. Farmers lose less of what they grow, feed more people and can better provide for their families.
Plantwise is currently working in 34 countries with more than 200 partners and has reached nearly 2 million farmers to date with plant health information.