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ICREA 6th Open Seminar in AY2023
Striga hermonthica infestation in Kenya:
A growing scourge limiting food production

Uploaded Date: 2024-01-17


Date 13 February, 2024 (Tue) 15:00 - 16:30
Method Onsite
Venue Lecture Room No.7, School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
Speaker Dr. Evans Atuti Atera
Deputy Director, Regional Development
(State Department of the ASALs and Regional Development,
Ministry of East African Community, the ASALs & Regional Development [Kenya])
Designated Professor (ICREA)
Language English
Registration form Click here
Contact e-mail:icrea[at] ([at] → @)

The angiosperm parasite, Striga hermonthica, is a major biological constraint to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. It parasitizes key cereals such as maize, sorghum, finger millet, rice and pearl millet, which are primary food crops in the region. Dr. Atera will discuss the impact of Striga infestation on croplands, highlighting the losses incurred and some of the measures undertaken to control the menace.

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