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Agroenvironmental transformation in the Sahel: Another kind of "Green Revolution"
(Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009)
Within the last thirty years in the West African Sahel, farmers have started to implement agroenvironmental practices which have allowed them to improve the soil quality and increase crop yields. Using two examples of land ...
Using soil and water conservation techniques to rehabilitate degraded lands in northwestern Burkino Faso
In West Africa, cropping systems are difficult to sustain and agricultural productivity is low. Organic matter is utilized to improve soil quality, but mechanization and improved seeds are underutilized. The article ...
Tailoring conservation agriculture technologies to West Africa semi-arid zones: Building on traditional local practices for soil restoration.
(Elsevier B.V., 2011)
Many obstacles stand in the way of Conservation Agriculture (CA) adoption in the West African Sahel. These include low amounts of organic resources for building biomass as well as competition for crop residues from livestock. ...