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: R8104:Promoting Potato Seed-Tuber Management
For Increased Ware Yields in Kapchorwa District, Eastern Uganda and
R8435: Sustainable Potato Seed - Tuber Management and Marketing Through
A new method for multiplying potato tuber seed is helping poor
smallholders to overcome a deadly potato disease known as bacterial
wilt. The seed production system includes field inspection and on-farm
detection of bacterial wilt. Collective marketing activities through a
new Seed Producer Association are ensuring that the increased production
translates into improved livelihoods. The members of the association
have acquired skills in marketing and post-harvest handling. Simple
potato storehouses are preserving tuber quality and extending product
life. Local committees control distribution of the seed potatoes to
ensure that all members receive their fair share, giving priority to
women and poor households. The successful techniques have now spread to
farmers in Kenya and Uganda.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP02, 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 8.