Monday, 1 March 2010

Coffee Wilt Disease in Africa

This technical report synthesizes the findings of the various projects (including this DFID-funded project) that were carried out by the Regional Coffee Wilt Programme (RCWP) during the years 2000–2007, which was developed in response to the rapidly worsening status of coffee wilt disease (CWD) in the four African countries affected: Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. 

The report represents the current 'state-of-the-art' of our knowledge about this serious disease. The programme was funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the European Union (EU), and Department for International Development (DFID), with the contribution of participating countries, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as research support from the Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) and the Université Catholique du Louvain (UCL). The programme was implemented under the supervision of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), and executed by CAB International Africa.

Reference:  the report is presented in 16 main chapters and 4 appendices