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Working with farmers to control sweet potato virus disease in East Africa

Working with farmers to control sweet potato virus disease in East Africa

Gibson, Richard W. (2006) Working with farmers to control sweet potato virus disease in East Africa. In: Sweetmore, Anne, Kimmins, Francis and Silverside, Penny, (eds.) Perspectives on pests II: achievements of research under UK Department for International Development Crop Protection Programme 2000–05. Natural Resources International Ltd., Aylesford, UK, pp. 28-30. ISBN 0954645278

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Abstract

Sweet potato is among the most important food staples grown in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in East Africa. This project increased the productivity of sweet potato in East Africa by enabling farmers to grow the crop without the constraint of sweet potato virus disease and other pests and diseases. Farmers participated in selecting superior resistant varieties and seedling accessions, identifying appropriate cultural control measures and developing training tools and materials. Farmers and extensionists received resistant varieties and training in disease control methods

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sweet potato virus, Africa, pest management
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 12:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3179

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