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: R8403: Promotion of IPM for smallholder
cotton in Uganda.
A range of crop and pest management technologies have been tested in
Uganda and Zimbabwe and are now available to make cotton growing more
profitable in Sub-Saharan Africa. These go hand in hand with
easy-to-understand tools like manuals and identification sheets. One of
the most innovative aspects of the project was the partnership that it
formed with private cotton-processing companies (ginneries) to
disseminate the results to farmers and provide them with new
opportunities. To this end, around 600 ginnery staff were trained in
integrated pest management. They then went on to provide training to
6000 farmers hosting on-farm cotton demonstrations.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP39, 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 94.