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Integrated approach against Striga film – Part of the Fighting Striga film series

The parasitic weed striga causes more damage to cereal crops in poor soils, so both problems have to be tackled together. This film shows why it is important to combine at least three control methods to reduce striga and obtain a good yield of sorghum, millet, maize or rice. The film is a good example of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) whereby organic matter management, mineral fertilizer, good varieties and local adaptation needs to be addressed simultaneously. An indirect benefit of ISFM is that it often also has a positive effect on weed management. This is 1 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.


Integrated approach against Striga is an 8-minute film that explains how ISFM often has a positive effect on the management of the parasitic-weed Striga in sorghum and millet. Striga needs poor soil to thrive.

Arabic, Bambara, Bariba, Bomu, Buli, Chichewa, Dagaari, Dagbani, Dendi, English, Frafra, Gonja, Hausa, Kusaal, Moore, Nago, Peulh Fulfulde, Sisaala, Zarma, Swahili / Kiswahili
Target Audience:
Extensionists, Farmers, Large-scale farmer, Smallholder farmers, Students
Access Agriculture, Africa Soil Health Consortium, Agro-Insight, ICRISAT
Audio visual
Cropping Stages:
Growing/field management, Planning and land preparation, Planting
East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa
Produced by Agro-Insight for ICRISAT
Reference Number:
ASHC 0309-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

Integrated approach against striga

All versions of this film are downloadable from the accessacgriculture site

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