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: R8404: Promotion of control measures for
cassava brown streak disease.
Locally adapted cassava varieties with resistance to cassava brown
streak disease (CBSD) are promoting improved food security and
livelihoods in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. Specially
designed seed systems are being used to produce disease-free planting
material for wide distribution. An information campaign, using radio,
leaflets and posters, is helping to get the word out. The CBSD-resistant
varieties are used by smallholders in semi-arid and coastal fishing
communities that supply fresh cassava to urban areas. They are also used
for processing to make cassava flour. Previously, CBSD damage resulted
in poor yields and root quality. Over five years the improved materials
have reached more than 1 million people in eastern and southern Africa,
and their use is still spreading.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP22, 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 4.