This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
An improved technique for tsetse fly control is available that even poor
producers can afford. The new method, known as restricted insecticide
application, relies on the fact that tsetse tend to only bite the legs
and stomachs of cattle. Spraying just these areas with an insecticide
every two to four weeks kills tsetse fly for a cost of only around 1
British pound per animal per year. There are other benefits too. For
example, the technique means that animals still get bitten by ticks when
they are young. This allows them to build up an immunity to the diseases
carried by ticks. In Uganda, Zambia and Burkina Faso, the technique has
already been shown to have reduced the incidence of trypanosomiasis—the
devastating disease which tsetse carry.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12
pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP14, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 60.