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From Haustorium 79: International year of plant health: Plant of the month September, Striga

Striga is a devastating parasitic weed that attacks food crops in sub-Saharan Africa such as rice, sorghum and millet. It affects 40% of Africa’s arable savanna region, and is a major cause of food insecurity and poverty. Tackling the plant health problems experienced by rural susbistence farmers requires an extra level of local collaboration and ingenuity, to ensure that solutions are locally appropriate and meet the needs of these communities.

From: https://www.yearofplanthealth.co.uk/news

Picture by artist Libby Walker, an illustrator and maker based in Glasgow.