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 chapter.
CABI, Wallingford, UK, ISBN-13: 978-1-84593-641-9, xi + 205 pp.