This project was a nine month extension of two and a half year’s work (Project R8215). The project extension had the same purpose as Phase 1, aiming to develop and promote strategies that reduce the impact of pests in particular Striga (whose effect was compounded by conditions of low soil fertility) and stemborer on poor people’s maize crops, through: improved understanding of local coping strategies, identifying constraints to adoption, on-farm evaluation of selected technology options, improving access to inputs and linking stakeholders as partners during the project.
Ilonga Agricultural Research Institute, Kilosa, Tanzania, 33 pp.
Increasing food security and improving livelihoods through the promotion of integrated pest and soil management in lowland maize systems. Final Technical Report.