This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R7568, R7569, R7965 and R8414. Smallholder
farmers throughout East and Central Africa are benefiting from new,
integrated strategies to protect their bean crops. The methods are
particularly beneficial to women, who are the principal bean growers.
Control options include pest-tolerant, high-yielding varieties,
fertilisers and weed control. The key to success is the use of a
participatory approach that builds on indigenous knowledge to generate
interest among farmers. Each group and community selects its preferred
dissemination methods from a range of options, including media (radio,
newspapers, TV, video), promotional materials (extension posters and
leaflets, group reports), and traditional communication methods (word of
mouth, drama, poems and songs).
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact, Annex. Attached PDF (17 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP08, 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 18.