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: R8513: Promotion of current knowledge on
pests of coffee in East Africa.
Coffee growers in East and Central Africa can now refer to an up-to-date
manual to help identify and control insect pests and diseases. Coffee
contributes significantly to national economies in the region and,
directly and indirectly, provides a living for millions along the coffee
growing, processing and marketing chain. Coffee wilt disease, coffee
berry disease, coffee leaf rust, coffee stem borer and coffee berry
borer are just a few of the problems that growers encounter. So,
identifying pests and diseases correctly and knowing how to deal with
them is crucial. This manual provides descriptions of pests and advice
on how to control them. Coffee scientists in East Africa now use the
manual and it's also available on the internet.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9 pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP56, 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 130.