This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7987: Message in a Bottle: Disseminating
Tsetse Control Technologies and R8459: Tsetse muse: an interactive
programme to assess the impact of control operations on tsetse
A user-friendly decision-support tool called 'Tsetse Muse' is now
available to help users better plan and budget when using the many
different methods of tsetse fly control available. Tsetse flies affect
10 million square kilometres in tropical Africa, where they transmit the
trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in
livestock. Plus, the flies can easily travel large distances. This means
that tsetse controls are very difficult to plan, as they have to be
applied over very large areas at once—often in combination. The 'Tsetse
Muse' computer programme can help these efforts in a number of ways,
and is already being applied in Botswana, Uganda, Mozambique and
Zimbabwe. Uses include assessing the impact and cost effectiveness of
techniques like aerial spraying.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10
pp.) taken from the CD.
AHP15, 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.