Creating awareness on labor-saving technologies for weed control in rice production

Interesting update and summary of weed control related activities by AfricaRice and partners under the project: "Building local capacities in weed management for rice-based systems".

The project conducted a one-day training at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania, for 22 R&D professionals and 15 weed science students on weed control and management practices and on the use of an online interactive weed identification tool, AFROweeds.
 
The project further organized a training for blacksmiths drawn from all over the country on fabrication of rotary weeders to control weeds of lowland rice so as to make them widely available and at competitive prices for the farmers.

More information can be found on the AfricaRice website: http://africarice.blogspot.nl/2012/11/creating-awareness-on-labor-saving.html.