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Optimizing Fertilizer & ISFM in Mali

Summary:

Optimizing Fertilizer Use within the Context of Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Mali is chapter 8 of the OFRA publication - Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa

OFRA book on Fertilizer Use Optimization - low res

Languages:
English
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OFRA book

Literature Review: Women & ISFM in Mali

Summary:

The purpose of this literature review is to consider these factors when adopting integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) in rural Mali. More specifically, it will look at what role gender plays in adopting and implementing ISFM practices and what techniques should be considered when planning training sessions to ensure that women and men have equal access to ISFM techniques and information. As little research has been done on this in Mali, examples and best practices will be drawn from other regions in Africa and communication strategies from other agriculture and rural initiatives are included.

Languages:
English
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Pest factsheet: Yam dry rot

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of yam dry rot and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English
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Crop pests & diseases affecting African smallholders – manual

Summary:

This manual provides clear, actionable information on the most important pests and diseases that affect the major food crops grown by smallholder farmers in Africa. Crops covered are: cereals (maize, millet, sorghum, rice), legumes (groundnuts, beans and cowpeas) roots and tubers (cassava, sweet potato, yam) and banana.

For each pest or disease, information is provided on how to recognise the problem, what to do to prevent it occurring and how to control it when it occurs. The management options for each pest or disease are divided into ‘cultural approaches’, such as use of resistant varieties, clean seed, crop rotations and good hygiene in the field, and ‘chemical approaches’, which involve the use of appropriate pesticides. In addition information is provided on the organism that causes the problem and its impact. Finally, a short list of publications and websites is given where additional information can be obtained.

A team of plant health experts has compiled this information; in doing so they have drawn upon the latest research and information available in 2015.

Languages:
English
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Pest manual

Pest factsheet: African rice gall midge

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of African rice gall midge and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Cassava bacterial blight

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of cassava bacterial blight and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Rice bacterial leaf blight

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of rice bacterial leaf blight  and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

 

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Pearl millet downy mildew

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of pearl millet downy mildew and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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Pest factsheet: Groundnut leaf spots

Summary:

This guide sets out the causes, impact, signs and symptoms of groundnut leaf spot and offers practical advice on management through prevention and control strategies.

Languages:
English, Swahili / Kiswahili
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