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Composting beats Striga film – From the Fighting Striga film series

Compost is more powerful than manure. What is less known is that the micro-organisms in compost attack striga seeds in the soil. Compost also decreases the amount of striga that will sprout, and reduces its negative effect on cereal crops. This video shows how farmers in northeast Mali make compost as one of the strategies to combine the fight against the parasitic weed striga with integrated soil fertility management (ISFM). This is one of the 10 films from the “Fighting Striga” series.

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.

Summary:

Composting beats Striga is a 10 minute film that shows how farmers make compost as one of the strategies to combine the fight against the parasitic weed Striga with integrated soil fertility management (ISFM).

Languages:
Arabic, Bambara, Bariba, Bomu, Buli, Chichewa, Dagaari, Dagbani, Dendi, English, Frafra, Gonja, Hausa, Kusaal, Moore, Nago, Peulh Fulfulde, Swahili / Kiswahili, Wolof, Zarma
Target Audience:
Extensionists, Farmers, Large-scale farmer, Smallholder farmers, Students
Partners:
Access Agriculture, Africa Soil Health Consortium, Agro-Insight, ICRISAT
Format:
Audio visual
Cropping Stages:
Planning and land preparation, Planting
Countries:
East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa
Authors:
Produced by Agro-Insight for ICRISAT
Reference Number:
ASHC 0307-L3
Comments:

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

composting to beat striga

All versions of this film are downloadable from the accessacgriculture site

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