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Mastery of plant hormones to ensure food security in Africa – Science Daily



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Striga is a parasitic plant that threatens the food security of 300 million people in Africa south of the Sahara. Scientists have discovered that they can take advantage of the Achilles Striga: if it can not find the host plant, it dies. Scientists have developed a technique that has the potential to reduce the effect of Striga by more than half, helping to ensure food supplies and farmers' livelihoods.

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