Storing cowpea film – From the Fighting Striga film series
Farmers in northern Nigeria are changing the way they intercrop their sorghum and millet with cowpea. By planting both crops at higher densities and in separate rows, and by applying some organic and mineral fertilizer, they harvest more and reduce damage by the parasitic weed striga. It is one of the strategies of integrated striga and soil fertility management. 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.
Storing cowpea seed explains the importance of drying to ensure cowpea seed is viable and explores approaches to stop cowpea beetle (weevil) infestation – including triple bagging and indigenous approaches.
- Arabic, Bambara, Bariba, Bomu, Chichewa, Dagaari, Dagbani, Dendi, English, Ewe, Frafra, Gonja, Hausa, Kusaal, Moore, Nago, Peulh Fulfulde, Sisaala, Zarma, Swahili / Kiswahili, Wolof, Zarma
- Target Audience:
- Extensionists, Large-scale farmer, NGOs, Policy Makers
- Audio visual
- Cropping Stages:
- Post-harvest & storage
- Produced by Agro-Insight for ICRISAT
- Reference Number:
- ASHC 0315-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