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: R8105: Farmer-led multiplication of rosette
resistant groundnut varieties for Eastern Uganda and R8442: Commercial
incentives for sustainable groundnut multiplication.
Farmers throughout Uganda are using new disease-resistant groundnut
varieties—validated in onfarm trials—to overcome a rosette disease, a
problem that was seriously limiting their yields. Previously, their only
recourse was chemical control, but this was too expensive for poor
farmers. To make seed of the new varieties widely available, a
farmer-led multiplication plan was developed under the supervision of
parish development committees. These committees oversee repayment and
redistribution of seed to ensure that women and poor households receive
priority. Farmer groups also learned improved groundnut production and
seed handling techniques, as well as how to process the groundnuts using
a manual grinder. Finally, collective marketing associations are
building their links to markets.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP03, 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 98.