An on-farm study of Striga as constraint to improved sorghum cultivar production in Mali uri icon


  • Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is the most important foodcrop in savanna areas of the West and Central Africa(WCA) region, including Mali, where grain yield averaged0.71 t in 1999 (FAO 2001). Improved caudatum sorghumcultivars have not been widely adopted in Mali (Yapi andDebrah 1998). However, some of these cultivars such asICSV 1063 and ICSV 1079 were introduced in theKolokani area (about 130 km north of Bamako) byCatholic missionaries in the late 1980s. They have sincespread and are being cultivated under the name?Gadiabani? by many farmers in over 100 villages (SEPD1995)

publication date

  • 2007