Assessing the impact of the banana bacterial wilt, Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (BXW) on household livelihoods in East Africa
The overall objective of this study was to carry out an assessment of the impacts of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) – caused by bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum – on affected banana-growing communities in Uganda, in order to provide a sound foundation for strategic planning, at a national and regional level, for controlling the spread of the disease and mitigating the impacts on banana producers. The research strategy was based on household- and community-level surveys, using focus group discussions and individual interviews, cross-checked wherever possible with researcher observations, to gather perceptions of BXW impacts.
International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, 39 pp.