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A partnership approach to mitigate the effects of Napier diseases on smallholder dairy

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A poster prepared by Genevieve Renard with the partnerships of ILRI/KARI/ National Biological Control Program (Tanzania), National Livestock Resource Research Institute (Uganda), Rothamsted Research …

A poster prepared by Genevieve Renard with the partnerships of ILRI/KARI/ National Biological Control Program (Tanzania), National Livestock Resource Research Institute (Uganda), Rothamsted Research (UK)/ICIPE.

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  • 1. A partnership approach to mitigate the effects of Napier diseases on smallholder dairy Napier Grass Napier grass is a major cut and carry feed for cross bred dairy cattle. Smut and stunt diseases are causing yield reductions. Stall fed cow Working together can reduce the impact of stunt and smut on smallholder dairy farms in East Africa. Screening for disease incidence Healthy Napier grass This project is: Responding to the disease threats to a smallholder dairy industry dependent on Napier grass Raising awareness of Napier grass smut Stunt affected plant and stunt in the region Responding to demand for information on managing Napier grass smut and stunt Weighing biomass Responding to demand for productive and resistant clones of Napier grass from NARS and farmers in the region Different strains of stunt Information gathering and dissemination Best management practices Inspect your crop regularlyand remove diseased plants Website screenshot Keep Napier healthy by weeding and (https:/sites.google.com/site/napiergrassdiseaseresistance) manuring plots Use planting material from disease free areas National team leaders Raising awareness Partners: International Livestock Research Institute, Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute, National Biological Control Program (Tanzania), National Livestock Resource Research Institute (Uganda), Rothamsted Research (UK), International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology ILRI INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE INSTITUTE Contact: Dr Jean Hanson, j.hanson@cgiar.org Dr Janice Proud, j.proud@cgiar.org

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