The project sought to develop and promote strategies to reduce the impact of pests and improve the quality and yield from high potential maize cropping systems for the benefit of poor people in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Activities were aimed to realize three main outputs: (1) Disease resistant maize varieties appropriate to farmers needs and adapted to local conditions validated by farmers and other stakeholders; (2) Approaches for improving access to and management of quality seed by farmers validated and promoted; and (3) Sustainable pathways/systems for quality seed supply appropriate to local conditions and farmers‟ needs developed by farmers and other stakeholders.
Lyimo, N. Improving farmers access to and management of disease resistant maize cultivars in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Final Technical Report. Uyole Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania (2005) 97 pp.