CTDO Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Download here an Executive Summary of CTDO's Five Year Strategic Plan.  For a full copy of the 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Plant breeding programme

Smut Disease

CTDO and smallholder farmers in Murehwa, Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe and Chiredzi are running a participatory maize breeding programme.  The emphasis of this programme is to breed for earliness and drought tolerance in the maize varieties, high yields and tolerance to diseases.  Some of the diseases being selected for are leaf blight and smut which have great potential to reduce maize yields.  The photo shows how smut, a fungus can grow and affect farmers maize yields.  If one sees maize cobs like the one shown in his/her field, they should quickly remove them, place the cob(s) in a bag, allow to dry and burn.  The powdery fungus should not be allowed to be blown into the air by wind as this will be the source of infection in the next maize field either in the current or following season.



CTDT Annual Report 2012

CTDO continues to provide effective alternatives and solutions to food security, biodiversity, technological, environmental issues and related policies in order to improve the livelihoods of the poor and marginalised communities in Zimbabwe and Africa.

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