Weeds are one of the major constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa. Without control, they can cause yield losses ranging from 28% to 89%.
One major contributing factor is the lack of knowledge and information on labor-saving weed control and management technologies among farmers and extension workers.
This early win project on ‘Building local capacities in weed management for rice-based systems’ led by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), sought to remedy this by creating awareness on available and appropriate labor-saving and efficient weed management practices to boost the crop’s production.
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