In 2005, FUNICA and the Global Plant Clinic established four pilot
mobile plant clinics (Puestos para Plantas) in the Segovias, northern
Nicaragua, to respond to farmer demand for advice on plant protection.
At a plant clinic, 'plant doctors' examine sick plants, make a
diagnosis and give a management recommendation. This simple community
service is based on local skills, designed to meet the specific needs of
clients quickly and at low cost. It is a public service, open to
This book (in Spanish) presents experiences from the first year and some
tools on how to manage a mobile plant clinic. With the skills and
networks now in place, there is a good foundation for the clinic model
to be spread to other parts of Nicaragua.
There is also an English edition of this book.
Fundación para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario y Forestal de Nicaragua (FUNICA), Nicaragua, 46 pp.
Puesto para Plantas. ‘Una clínica donde usted puede traer sus plantas enfermas’.