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 titles: R7566: Management strategies for maize grey
leaf spot (Cercospora zeae-maydis) in Kenya and Zimbabwe and R8453:
Promotion of an IPM strategy for maize grey leaf spot (GLS) in East
Farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are using a new 'basket of
options' to fight a maize disease know as grey leaf spot (GLS). They
tested and approved the practices in farmer field schools, and posters,
leaflets, radio programmes, videos and a television documentary are
helping to spread the new knowledge. Seed companies are also using a
rapid screening method to select locally available varieties with good
levels of resistance. A wide range of stakeholders in the East African
region, including individual farmers, farmer groups, seed companies,
community-based organisations, NGOs and researchers, is using these new
options. More than 20,000 households are benefiting from the package,
and demand for the promotional materials continues to grow.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact, Annex. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP04, 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 12.