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Title: The National Research and Development Strategy and Action Plan for Control of Banana Bacterial Wilt

Date Published: November, 2003
Author/s: NARO
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Following an outbreak of a banana bacterial wilt disease (BBW) caused
by Xanthomonas corn pestris pv. Musacearum that was destructive
and rapidly spreading in Mukono and Kayunga Districts, the Ministry
of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) constituted a
Taskforce to formulate a strategy to eradicate or contain the disease.
An action plan was formulated and efforts to contain the disease
implemented focusing on the two districts. Later the disease was
found to be more widespread than previously thought and a lot was
unknown about it. A strategy integrating research and development
was therefore needed to contain the disease