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 titles: R6811: Groundnut Rosette Disease
Epidemiology and R7445: Groundnut rosette disease management.
A variety of new technologies are now available to boost groundnut
production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Advances include a new method to
detect rosette disease using reverse transcriptionpolymerase chain
reaction (RT-PCR) and the development of high-yielding, fast-maturing
varieties that will allow farmers to grow two crops of groundnut per
year. This work is complemented by a groundnut production manual that
targets agricultural extension agents and NGO staff. To combat disease,
researchers have also identified molecular markers that can be used to
pinpoint resistance genes. They also developed a basic genetic linkage
map for groundnut. Hybrid groundnut breeding lines have also been
developed for use in crop improvement programmes.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact, Annex. Attached PDF
(12 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP38, 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 14.