Photos: Rwandans in Parc National des Volcans

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Kids on a wall in Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Small Kid looking up at me

Small Kid looking up at me

Kid with sugarcane on his head

Kid with sugarcane on his head

bird of prey on a tree

bird of prey on a tree

Photo: father and son with maize in Pakistan

Pakistan maize crop clinic Punjab

These two were attending a plant clinic in Bahawalpur district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The browning leaves on the maize reduces the yield, and they came to the clinic to get a diagnosis and advice on how to reduce their losses. Hopefully the clinic helped, and they are now getting healthier crops! Best of luck to them

Photo: a full moon in a game reserve in Kenya

At a workshop in Naivasha, next to Nakuru game reserve in central Kenya, we visited a small nature reserve near a lodge. Luckily we spotted a few animals before the sun set, and then we walked through the park at night. It was a beautiful evening with eerie moonshine. Realkly recommend going through that part of Kenya though. Slightly less touristy than the major game reserves in East Africa.

At a workshop in Naivasha, next to Nakuru game reserve in central Kenya, we visited a park in one of the main lodges in the area at sunset. Luckily we spotted a few animals before it got dark, and then we walked through the park at night. It was a beautiful evening with eerie moonshine, almost as nice as seeing the wild (ish) animals. A memorable moment. Really recommend going through that part of Kenya. Slightly less touristy than the major game reserves in East Africa.

Photo: a really cool grasshopper on cassava in DR Congo

grasshopper; insect; cassava pests; Congo; Africa

While I was out doing an agronomist training course in DRC, I came across this amazing grasshopper sitting on a cassava leaf. They are considered a pest on cassava and can destroy a whole crop if they are left alone. As bad as they are to the farmers, these insects are pretty spectacular to look at!

Photo: You Lookin’ at me BOY? zoom in to see his face!

In Grenada, in the Caribbean, we went out for a day to look at various plant diseases, including the dreaded papaya bacterial wilt, and I found this little dude keeping absolutely still. It was actually quite easy to get a close up of him. He did have quite an aggressive demeanour though...

In Grenada, in the Caribbean, we went out for a day to look at various plant diseases, including the dreaded papaya bacterial wilt, and I found this little dude keeping absolutely still. It was actually quite easy to get a close up of him. He did have quite an aggressive demeanour though… Zoom in to look at his face!

Photo: a bit of art in the fruit market of Kabul

These two guys were listening in to my interview of a farmer in Kabul fruit market. I was asking the farmer whether the information on the disease factsheet was accurate in relation to his crop. He was just talking about the improvements we can make to the factsheet when these two came round and started giving thier opinions. The more the better, and the factsheet for coddling moth on apple is now finished, and has been distributed to all major Afghan government department in rural areas. Thanks for the input guys!

These two guys were listening in to my interview of a farmer in Kabul fruit market. I was asking the farmer whether the information on the disease factsheet was accurate in relation to his crop. He was just talking about the improvements we can make to the factsheet when these two came round and started giving thier opinions. The more the better, and the factsheet for coddling moth on apple is now finished, and has been distributed to all major Afghan government department in rural areas. Thanks for the input guys!