This project in Eastern Uganda was designed to enable poor farmers to overcome the decline of groundnut production due to groundnut rosette disease through promotion of farmer-led multiplication of rosette resistant varieties of groundnuts and increased access to new resistant varieties by the poor. This would stabilise yields and production and therefore enhance the livelihoods of the poor. Benefits after two years have included (1) more than 2500 households have accessed these varieties; (2) there has been considerable informal seed distribution to relatives, friends and neighbours; (3) the resistant varieties are high-yielding and drought-tolerant. Serenut 2 variety was considered highly reliable for a good yield. Higher yields have given farmers better access to protein over a longer time period and better health benefits for their families. Household incomes have also improved.
Date published: 2005
Published by: AT Uganda Ltd
Type of resource: Technical Report
Resource topic: Groundnut
Project/Programme: Crop Protection Programme
Pest/Disease: Groundnut rosette disease
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