Cowpea seed storage

Good seed storage practices mean healthy seeds and less Striga cowpea farmers in Ghana are discovering

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When Tom first met farmers in West and Central Africa, something deeply touched him. A lot of hard work was wasted: Farmers lost their yields due to Striga, a parasite penetrating the roots of pearl millet or sorghum. As a scientist, he knew he could change that. The battle against Striga and poor soils became his mission.

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Animals and trees for a better crop

When farmers growing cereals and herders work together in a mixed crop-livestock integration system to fight the persistent Striga in Niger and Ghana, its a win-win situation for both...

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