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Rapid spread of coconut lethal disease in the Zambezia region of Mo   Message List  
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Re: Rapid spread of coconut lethal disease in the Zambezia region of Mozambique

"Farmer Income Support Project ($17.4 million)

Coconuts and coconut products form an important part of the economy in
Northern Mozambique. However, outbreaks of Coconut Lethal Yellowing
Disease (CLYD) now threaten the industry and the livelihood of over
1.7 million people in Zambézia and Nampula Provinces. At the present
rate of spread, more than 50 percent of the coconut area is likely to
be lost over the next nine years. Affected trees cease producing and
threaten healthy trees' productivity; therefore, they must be removed
and replaced.

The objective of the Farmer Income Support Project is to reduce the
spread of CLYD, and to improve productivity of coconut products and
encourage diversification into other cash-crop production. This
project will eliminate biological and technical barriers that hinder
economic growth among farms and targeted enterprises while supporting
diversification into other cash crops and improved farming practices
to assist smallholders and producers recover lost income. In
conjunction with tree removal and replacement, this activity will
assist farmers in adopting new cropping systems and developing
alternative sources of cash income during the time required for new
coconut trees to reach productive age. This component will also
provide technical support to introduce better practices aimed at
increasing crop yields."

http://allafrica.com/stories/200706271029.html

--- In CICLY@yahoogroups.com, "Hugh Harries" <harrieshc@...> wrote:
>
> The following information was extracted from a message posted to the
Google coconut group at http://groups.google.com/group/coconut
>
> The Millennium Challenge Corporation is preparing to fund a program in
> Mozambique. One of the issues that has come to our attention is the
> apparently rapid spread of coconut lethal yellowing disease in the
> Zambezia region. However, no one seems certain how serious this
> problem is. CIRAD did a report a couple of years ago, but it seems
> the disease has spread since then.
>
> The message continues:
>
> We are considering the need to hire a specialist to do an update of
> the situation and advise on the seriousness of the problem, its extent
> and outline a possible program to address it.
>
> CICLY members will want to know that:
>
> The MCC are looking for a specialist in coconut lethal yellowing who
> might be available to undertake this work.
>
> Contact:
>
> Mark Huisenga
> Director, Agriculture and Rural Economy
> Millennium Challenge Corporation
> 875 Fifteenth Street, NW
> Washington, DC 20005
> p: 202-521-2638
> m: 202-459-3202
> f: 202-521-7905
> huisengma@...
>





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The following information was extracted from a message posted to the Google coconut group at http://groups.google.com/group/coconut The Millennium Challenge...
Hugh Harries
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Aug 14, 2006
9:43 am

Executive summary, excerpts and conclusions of an assessment of Coconut Lethal Yellowing-type Disease (LYD) in Mozambique, November 2006 ...
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Jan 10, 2007
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Hugh, I visited the CICLY Group site with the intention of posting a note about this Mozambique report only to find that you had already done so! Thanks for...
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Jan 16, 2007
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Simon CICLY members who want to contact you can do so directly but I would like to encourage them, and you, to use the CICLY@yahoogroups.com address so that...
hugh.harries
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Jan 16, 2007
2:09 pm

Hugh, Thanks for drawing my attention to the exchanges about carbon trading on the Coconut Groups site. I was interested and encouraged by the information...
sedengreen
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Jan 25, 2007
12:29 pm

Simon Many thanks for your response, but some CICLY members may not be aware of the exchanges about carbon trading that took place in the Google coconut group...
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Jan 25, 2007
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"Farmer Income Support Project ($17.4 million) Coconuts and coconut products form an important part of the economy in Northern Mozambique. However, outbreaks...
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Jun 29, 2007
6:39 am

Four Mozambican provinces to receive United States aid funding Maputo, Mozambique, 11 July – The Mozambican provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado, Nampula and...
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