Mali - ML
Jul 10, 2008Public
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Farmers, Africare agents, NGOs, donors, and Mali government agricultural services particpated in intra-village field visits. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Two randomly selected plants from a farmer's plot, a SRI plant (on the right) and a control plant (on the left). [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Farmers discuss and share information about SRI and its practices. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Farmers from a variety of villages gathered together to share information about SRI farming techniques. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Farmers with seedlings ready to be transplanted. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. A farmer checks the rice plants in his field. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. July 2008. A farmer weeding his field using a cono-weeder. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. July 2008. A farmer weeding his field using a cono-weeder. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. Asseydou Alhassane's SRI plot (on the right) and control plot (on the left). [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. 2008. In traditional nurseries the land is hand plowed with a hoe, then the seeds are broadcast and covered with manure, and last the surface is irrigated. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Horogoungou, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. SRI farmer Alkalifa Ag Insaye in the village of Horogoungou found a rice plant with 161 tillers and 160 panicles (see picture) in his SRI plot. To his surprise, it was a plant from an indigenous variety that had ‘contaminated’ the seeds of the improved variety. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Horogoungou, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Farmer Alkalifa Ag Insaye found an SRI rice plant with 161 tillers in his plot.  [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. SRI farmer Alkalifa Ag Insaye in the village of Horogoungo​u found a rice plant with 161 tillers; the plant is shown here as a “trophy” by happy and proud farmers and Africare field agents [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Horogoungou, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. The groupings of more developed panicles are the result of the indigenous rice variety that grew in Alkalifa's SRI field along side the improved variety. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Africare field agent Ibrahima holds up two indigenous rice plants harvested from a SRI plot. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Indigenous varieties planted under the traditional rainfed cropping system in shallow landscape depressions. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Farmer Ibrahim holds up SRI plants of the indigenous variety that were grown in the traditional rainfed cropping system in a shallow landscape depression.  [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. A Malian farmer in the Timbuktu region counts the tillers on harvested plants. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Farmers collect data on 16 plants from SRI and control plots. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Farmers weigh the harvested grain and measure moisture content from 16 SRI and control plants. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. A deepwater rice field that has almost matured. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008.  In the deepwater rice field above, planted using traditional techniques, the pockets from transplanting are still clearly visible. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. A panicle from an indigenous black deepwater rice variety. [Photo by Erika Styger]
Photo: Findoukaina, Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. October 2008. Members of the Women's group did all the work on their SRI plot's themselves. Here they are shown plowing a plot. [Photo by Erika Styger]