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Animals and trees for better crops film – Part of the Fighting Striga series

In semi-arid West Africa, farmers and herders explain why and how trees and livestock play a crucial role in obtaining a productive soil and crop. In Niger and Ghana this is one of the strategies of integrated Striga and soil fertility management that has a positive effect across agro-climatic zones. This is 1 of the 10 films in the “Fighting Striga” series.


Animals and trees for better crops is a 12-minute film that explains the role of animals (manure) and trees in soil fertility as a means of tackling Striga. ASHC supported translations of Portuguese and Kiswahili versions.

This film is available in both French and Portuguese and summaries in both languages can be found by following the link at the top right of the home page.

Arabic, Bambara, Bariba, Bomu, Chichewa, Dagaari, Dagbani, Dendi, English, Frafra, Gonja, Hausa, Kusaal, Moore, Nago, Peulh Fulfulde, Sisaala, Zarma, Swahili / Kiswahili, Wolof, Zarma
Target Audience:
Extensionists, Farmers, Large-scale farmer, Smallholder farmers, Students
Access Agriculture, Africa Soil Health Consortium, Agro-Insight, ICRISAT
Audio visual
Cropping Stages:
Planning and land preparation
Ghana, Niger
Produced by Agro-Insight for ICRISAT
Reference Number:
ASHC 0306-L3

Produced by Agro-Insight for ICRISAT translations into Portuguese and Kiswahili made possible by ASHC. The Fighting Striga film series has been awarded a gold classification by the International Visual Communications Awards 2014

Animals and trees for a better crop

All versions of this film are downloadable from the accessagriculture site.

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