Going public: making extension work. Attempts to control and contain a new banana disease in Uganda.
Over a four-day period in early December 2004, five districts in west Uganda were visited. Working with six agricultural officers, 17 Going Public (GP) sessions were held. A total of around 1000 people attended these sessions, each of which lasted for at least 30 minutes. Some extended to over an hour and during this time a short description of banana bacterial wilt (BBW) disease, its key symptoms and features, spread and how to control it, was given.