Farmers all have a story to tell to the plant doctors of Bangladesh.
Plant doctors have their own stories too. They find plant health
problems they have never seen before, learn new things from listening to
farmers and are proud to provide a service for their community.
This document presents 6 stories from Bangladesh illustrating the work
of the plant clinics.
Paula Kelly visited the clinic in Radhanagar in Bogra and interviewed
Anjara, the plant doctor, and found out how she enjoyed her new job, and
what it meant to the community to have a plant clinic.
At the plant clinics in Natore, Paula watched a Going Public event on
brinjal (eggplant) pests in Jonail and met the new AAS pathologist
Asmara Begum who gave some good advice on bean anthracnose at a mobile
clinic in Gobalpur. Paula also rediscovered a leaf miner problem in
lychee in Tirail, couldn't solve a banana problem for the farmers of
Percole clinic (but took samples) and met Atik Sumon, a twelve year old
boy, who brought in jujube fruit for his dad who was working in the