Plantwise knowledge bank wins Open Data Award for Social Impact

On 4 November, the CABI-led Plantwise programme was named winner of the 2014 Open Data Award for Social Impact. This is the latest accolade for this innovative open access platform for knowledge to help farmers lose less of what they grow to crop pests and diseases. Plantwise knowledge bank Global Director Shaun Hobbs accepted the award from Open Data Institute Chairman and Co-founder Sir Nigel Shadbolt during the ODI Summit gala dinner at the Museum of London. The Plantwise programme was nominated in the Social Impact award category alongside communications development consultancy Internews and the UNHCR Data Portal. Read more at