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Proactive Management of Striga Infestation

Striga defended for farmers' empowerment

This technology is a smart ways to manage Striga and improve the health of the soil. It provides helpful techniques like using the right amount of fertilizer, recycling organic matter, and growing different crops together. This helps the plants grow strong and healthy, even in areas where Striga is a big problem.

This technology is TAAT1 validated.


Scaling readiness: idea maturity 8/9; level of use 8/9

ROI: $$$ 60 %

Yield increase within four year


Open source / open access


  • Underground Damage to Crop Roots by Striga
  • Soil Fertility Depletion and Crop Loss
  • Persistent Striga Seeds in Soil
  • Food Insecurity and Crop Failure
  • Lack of Effective Control Measures


  • Introduce Striga-resistant crop varieties and agronomic practices that prevent Striga from attaching to the roots, allowing crops to grow healthy and strong.
  • Implement soil enrichment techniques like organic matter recycling, crop rotation, and proper fertilization to replenish nutrients in the soil and mitigate crop loss.
  • Utilize targeted Striga management practices such as pre-emergence herbicides, seed dressing, and other proactive strategies to prevent Striga seeds from germinating.
  • By applying effective Striga control measures, farmers can significantly reduce yield losses, ensuring a more reliable and secure food supply for their communities.

Key points to design your business plan

In this section, you will soon discover essential elements to develop your business plan. You'll find a brief list of important questions to consider before launching your business, along with information on the technology's value proposition, target audience, key resources, strategic partners, and cost structure. This compilation will assist you in evaluating the various crucial aspects to ensure the success of your business.

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Positive or neutral impact

Adults 18 and over
Positive high
The poor
Positive medium
Under 18
Positive medium
Positive high

Positive or neutral impact

Climate adaptability
It adapts really well
Adaptability for farmers
It helps a lot
It doesn't hurt them
It makes a big difference
Soil quality
It makes the soil healthier and more fertile
Water usage
It uses the same amount of water

Countries with a green colour
Tested & adopted
Countries with a bright green colour
Countries with a yellow colour
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burundi Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Côte d’Ivoire Eritrea Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Cameroon Kenya Libya Liberia Madagascar Mali Malawi Morocco Mauritania Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Rwanda Zambia Senegal Sierra Leone Zimbabwe Somalia South Sudan Sudan South Africa Eswatini Tanzania Togo Tunisia Chad Uganda Western Sahara Central African Republic Lesotho
Countries where the technology has been tested and adopted
Country Tested Adopted
Burkina Faso Not tested Adopted
Chad Not tested Adopted
Ethiopia Not tested Adopted
Kenya Not tested Adopted
Mali Not tested Adopted
Niger Not tested Adopted
Nigeria Not tested Adopted
Senegal Not tested Adopted
Sudan Not tested Adopted
Tanzania Not tested Adopted
Zimbabwe Not tested Adopted

This technology can be used in the colored agro-ecological zones. Any zones shown in white are not suitable for this technology.

Agro-ecological zones where this technology can be used
AEZ Subtropic - warm Subtropic - cool Tropic - warm Tropic - cool

Source: HarvestChoice/IFPRI 2009

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are applicable to this technology.

Sustainable Development Goal 1: no poverty
Goal 1: no poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 2: zero hunger
Goal 2: zero hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 12: responsible production and consumption
Goal 12: responsible production and consumption

Last updated on 22 May 2024