In West Africa, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has built on experiences gained by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) in developing a series of ten farmer-to-farmer videos.
The ten films are now being widely shown to support rural learning on practical and affordable ways to control one of Africa’s most serious weeds - striga. http://accessagriculture.org/index.htm (section ARABLE, subsection SORGHUM & MILLET)
As producers have no access to the Internet, currently Access Agriculture plans to multiply and distribute 25.000 DVDs (which are already assigned to the different structures) in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria. Each DVD has all 10 videos in 8 languages: English, French, Bambara, Bomu, Mooré, Haoussa, Fulfulde et Zarma.
14 March 2012