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Up-to-date manual of coffee pests and diseases. Validated RNRRS Output.

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Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Health & Diseases
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
Mike Rutherford

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: 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.