Integrated Witchweed Management in Mali

Location: Mopti Region, Mali

Following a locust infestation and drought in 2004 and 2005, researchers went to Central Mali’s Mopti region to assist farmers. Local farmers identified witchweed as one of the most formidable threats they faced. Thereafter, farmer field schools were developed in Mopti and the neighboring Tominian area, where scientists introduced an integrated means of managing witchweed. Both farmers and scientists noted crop improvement and witchweed reduction upon first harvest.

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