Category Archives: Striga

Victory over Striga weed under the yoke of army worms

By Nancy Juma, September 15, 2017 Despite an attack by the fall army worm on her Esikhokho Village farm in Luanda, Everlyne Odogba is still happy with the harvest this season.  It is her first harvest after planting StrigAway maize … Continue reading

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From petty trader to major supplier, thanks to StrigAway

By Nancy Juma September 03, 2017   Before she decided to switch to StrigAway, the yield from Eunice Anyango’s five-acre farm could barely feed her family, with any little surplus being sold in tiny 2-kg tins known as gorogoro in … Continue reading

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Herbicide triples maize yield of Kenya farmers after weeding out crop-killer

By Faith Matete August 18, 2017 Every planting season presents various challenges to smallholder farmers across the country, but for those in Nyakach subcounty, Kisumu county in Kenya the recurring of a crop-killing weed is a nightmare. The striga weed, … Continue reading

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Farmers get new maize seed that’s resistant to striga weed

By Agatha Ngotho July 25, 2017 Researchers have developed a maize seed that is resistant to the harmful striga weed, which has been a big problem to farmers. Agriculture CS Willy Bett on Friday said the noxious weed has destroyed … Continue reading

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