INTEGRATED CASHEW MANAGEMENT IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA: A NEW APPROACH FOR RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO CASHEW FARMERS
SH SHOMARI, LJ KASUGA and NA KATINILA
Naliendele ARI, PO Box 509, Mtwara, Tanzania
The cashew research project based at Agricultural Research Institute Naliendele, southern Tanzania, in collaboration with farmers, has developed a considerable body of knowledge on the improved management of cashew with reference to pest and disease control and other husbandry operations. This knowledge is being transferred to farmers through the Integrated Cashew Management (ICM) programme. Farmers from 10 villages are participating in the ICM programme. The overall purpose of ICM is to improve cashew productivity. The programme aims to improve productivity by offering a menu of management options and a range of potentially high-yielding cashew materials. This paper discusses aspects of plant protection on the ICM programme. The discussion focuses on farmers' uptake, adaptation and use of different options in order to manage pests and diseases.