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: R8030: Finger millet blast in East Africa:
Pathogen diversity and disease management strategies and R8445:
Promotion of improved finger millet.
Farmers in East Africa are safeguarding their food security and
nutrition thanks to new understanding of finger millet blast: its
diversity, aggressiveness and epidemiology. Farmer-selected
blast-resistant varieties and improved control techniques are being
promoted through scientific conferences, stakeholder workshops, on-farm
testing and training, and the mass media. Previously, the lack of
linkages between grain processors and other stakeholders was a major
barrier to realizing the enormous potential of finger millet in fighting
malnutrition and poverty. Now, efforts to foster innovation and linkages
along the finger millet production-supply chain are creating an
effective pathway for improving finger millet production and use.
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.
CPP13, 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 28.