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: R8456: Extending the control of cassava
mosaic disease and cassava whiteflies in East Africa.
Millions of farmers in Uganda and Tanzania are fighting the cassava
mosaic disease (CMD) pandemic using new, resistant cassava varieties and
other control methods. Government organisations and NGOs are multiplying
and distributing these CMD-resistant varieties on a huge scale. And, new
options, such as selecting clean planting material and identifying
varieties resistant to the whiteflies that spread the disease, are also
proving useful. Leaflets and a guide that describe CMD control
strategies, developed by Ugandan and Tanzanian partners and validated by
farmers, are available in different languages including English, Swahili
and Luganda. The solid, scientific knowledge gained about control
strategies and how they work will be invaluable to other countries
threatened by CMD, such as Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Republic of Congo,
Gabon and Nigeria.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPP24, 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 4.