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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. Research

    Tillage and fertilizer effect on maize and soybean yields in the Guinea savanna zone of Ghana

    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.

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:17

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  2. Research

    Participatory diagnosis and development of climate change adaptive capacity in the groundnut basin of Senegal: building a climate-smart village model

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:13

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  3. Research

    Uses and vulnerability of ligneous species exploited by local population of northern Burkina Faso in their adaptation strategies to changing environments

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:15

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  4. Research article

    An assessment of mobile phone-based dissemination of weather and market information in the Upper West Region of Ghana

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:8

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  5. Research

    Optimizing yield of improved varieties of millet and sorghum under highly variable rainfall conditions using contour ridges in Cinzana, Mali

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:11

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Research

    Combining soil fertilization, cropping systems and improved varieties to minimize climate risks on farming productivity in northern region of Burkina Faso

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:20

    Published on: 27 September 2016