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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
Agro-Insight, ICRISAT
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

Storing cowpea seed

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

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