Thanks to funding from FAO and government support, Uganda has announced that it has had success in effectively controlling, and in some cases eradicating banana wilt disease. The disease was first reported in 2001.
A major component of this success has been the participation of banana farmers in farmer field schools. Field schools provide farmers with the opportunity to learn more about crop management, and assists them with implementing new technology and methods they may not be aware of. It also provides the way forward in creating farmer networks.
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