A data collection app for use by Plantwise plant doctors to allow them to SMS high quality advice to farmers. At the same time they are quickly and easily collecting plant health data during their regular clinics and farm visits.
Plantwise is a global programme, led by CABI, to increase food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses. Plant clinic records are collated for, and analysed by, country stakeholders to inform their plant health decision-making.
The app takes plant doctors through an interview with farmers, using principles of integrated pest management, to diagnose plant health problems and send a suitable and safe recommendation to the farmer via SMS.
The form can be filled in on- or offline depending on where the plant doctor is. The simple design of the app allows interviews to be filled in very rapidly- saving time for busy plant doctors and farmers.
The reports feature of the app allows plant doctors: to keep track of how many farmers they’ve helped; to see trends in the country data; and to quickly and easily update their supervisors on the number of farmers they have reached.
This app works well in combination with the Plantwise factsheets library which allows anyone to browse a library of clear, practical and safe advice for tackling crop problems. Download factsheets for your country and use them anytime, on- or offline
This app is part of the Plantwise knowledge bank: http://www.plantwise.org/knowledgebank.
Please note that this app only works for plant doctors with registered accounts. You will need to log in to be able to use it.