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2012

Agro-ecological intensification of sorghum and pearl millet-based production systems in the Sahel through agroforestry : linking farmers’ knowledge to process-based science

Sahel (Burkina Faso and Mali)

Titre : Agro-ecological intensification of sorghum and pearl millet-based production systems in the Sahel through agroforestry : linking farmers’ knowledge to process-based science

Région : Sahel (Burkina Faso and Mali)

Durée : 4 years, from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 for the inception phase

Présentation
The main objective of the project is to enhance the knowledge on the ecosystem functions provided by parkland agroforestry to sustain the production in sorghum and millet-based systems in the face of variable and uncertain rainfall in view to reduce human vulnerability in the Sahel. Such sustainability is through the identification of current ‘best practices, including more and diverse trees, but also better management of the biomass and the integration of the various components of the system’ and their promotion.
The project started with a one-year inception period that will be used to build a functional team of the project and afterwards collect, analyze, synthesize and publish local and scientific knowledge on tree-crop-livestock interactions. This synthesis will be widely distributed in the Sahel and will also serve as basis for the second part of the project during which on-farm experiments will be conducted to assess the system interactions, evaluate management options of the biomass to sustain the production, develop new agroforestry technologies/practices aiming at improving biomass production. It will also strengthen the capacity of all actors involved in the project implementation. In the present project, we will adopt an inclusive approach of the production system components grounded on local knowledge supported by science-based analyses of the socio-ecological systems and its component processes. The project will develop attractive options and complementary tools, strategies, and identify investment needs for improved, integrated tree-crop systems with a livestock component. The project will benefit from a long-term collaboration of ICRAF with the NARS of Mali and Burkina Faso and from the establishment of community practices in the two selected villages of the project namely Nobéré, Burkina Faso and Teguena, Mali.

Coordination : World Agroforestry Centre, West and Central Africa Region,

Partenaires : Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), Mali ; Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso ; World Agroforestry Centre, West and Central Africa Region

Financement : McKnight Foundation

World Agroforestry Centre

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