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Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies in West Africa

Published by: Agriculture & Food Security
Editor: Alain Olivier, Université Laval

Developing agronomic techniques to combat the effects of a changing climate is of utmost important to the communities of West Africa. The World Agroforestry Centre has been coordinating the development of these agricultural technologies, and the papers within are a presentation of the first three years of work on this project. This project was made possible with the collaboration of the national research institutions of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senega, and financial support from Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

  1. Content type: Research

    The most limiting factors for sustainable maize production in smallholder farming systems of sub-Saharan Africa, especially the savanna agro-ecological zone, are erratic rainfall pattern and low soil fertility.

    Authors: Samuel Saaka Jeduah Buah, Hashim Ibrahim, Mavis Derigubah, Martin Kuzie, James Vuuro Segtaa, Jules Bayala, Robert Zougmore and Mathieu Ouedraogo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:17

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    Up to now, efforts to help local communities out of the food-insecurity trap were guided by researcher (or other actors)-led decisions on technologies to be implemented by the communities. This approach has p...

    Authors: Diaminatou Sanogo, Badiane Yacine Ndour, Moussa Sall, Katim Toure, Mouhamadou Diop, Baba Ansoumana Camara, Ousmane N’Diaye and Djibril Thiam

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:13

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    Arid and semi-arid areas of West Africa are highly subject to climate change effects. This is combined to other drivers such as population growth and livestock number increase. To cope with such changing envir...

    Authors: Pauline Ouédraogo, Babou André Bationo, Josias Sanou, Salifou Traoré, Silamana Barry, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba, Jules Bayala, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Sebastiaan Soeters and Adjima Thiombiano

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:15

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The rapid growth of mobile phones in Ghana has opened up the possibility of delivering timely and useful weather and market information to farmers at costs lower than traditional agricultural extension service...

    Authors: Prince Maxwell Etwire, Saaka Buah, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Robert Zougmoré, Samuel Tetteh Partey, Edward Martey, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba and Jules Bayala

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:8

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    Food security has been observed to be severe in northern Ghana than any other area of the country. Though this has been acknowledged, few attempts have been made to curb the situation. One of such intervention...

    Authors: Paul Kwame Nkegbe, Benjamin Musah Abu and Haruna Issahaku

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:35

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    Low productivity of cereals, the staple food, in Sahelian zone of Cinzana in Mali is caused by a range of factors including but not limited to inherent low soil fertility, and insufficient and inadequate distr...

    Authors: Kalifa Traore, Daouda Kalifa Sidibe, Harouna Coulibaly and Jules Bayala

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:11

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    In search of options to cope with climate change and variability, a trial combining fertilization and improved varieties of millet and cowpea (intercropped or as sole crop) was conducted on three sites (Lemnog...

    Authors: Josias Sanou, Babou André Bationo, Silamana Barry, Loyehoun Dorothée Nabie, Jules Bayala and Robert Zougmore

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:20

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