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New opportunities for cotton croppers in Sub-Saharan Africa – Validated RNRRS Output

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID’s 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8403: Promotion of IPM for smallholder cotton in Uganda.

A range of crop and pest management technologies have been tested in Uganda and Zimbabwe and are now available to make cotton growing more profitable in Sub-Saharan Africa. These go hand in hand with easy-to-understand tools like manuals and identification sheets. One of the most innovative aspects of the project was the partnership that it formed with private cotton-processing companies (ginneries) to disseminate the results to farmers and provide them with new opportunities. To this end, around 600 ginnery staff were trained in integrated pest management. They then went on to provide training to 6000 farmers hosting on-farm cotton demonstrations.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.