This book is an output from a multi-country, multi-donor programme
called the Regional Coffee Wilt Programme (RCWP) which was supported by
DFID through its Crop Protection Programme. It is a compilation of the
current knowledge of various aspects of coffee wilt disease (CWD),
including information on the pathogen, its spread, and its management.
After an introductory chapter, the next 4 chapters look at CWD in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. These are
followed by chapters on the socioeconomic impact of CWD; biology,
taxonomy and epidemiology of the CWD pathogen Gibberella xylarioides
sensu lato; host-pathogen interactions in the Coffea-Gibberella
xylarioides pathosystem; management of CWD; breeding for resistance
against CWD; extension approaches and information dissemination for CWD
managment in Africa: Experiences from Ethiopia; and a final concluding
CABI, Wallingford, UK, ISBN-13: 978-1-84593-641-9, xi + 205 pp.
Coffee Wilt Disease