An easy-to-use computer program to help plan farmer-friendly tsetse control. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R7987: Message in a Bottle: Disseminating Tsetse Control Technologies.

A range of new information is now available to make people aware that effective farmer-friendly control methods do exist for tsetse fly, and to help them plan better ways of putting them into practice effectively. Examples include an easy-to-use program called 'Tsetse Plan', which helps users design and implement tsetse control using bait techniques like insecticide-treated cattle and odourbaited traps. A range of other information is also available, including slide shows (demonstrating how technologies like traps can be built) and the website, which contains a wealth of information. These resources are now being used across many countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. However, tremendous scope still exists to extend this coverage.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


AHP05, 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 59.

Published 1 January 2007