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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1989

Research to improve tillage outputs of ox drawn implements in the Sahel

Tillage outputs -Sahel

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Research to improve tillage outputs of ox drawn implements in the Sahel

Pays : Burkina Faso

Projet de recherche pour le Développement :

DFID Programme : Miscellaneous (Crops)

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
Managing Institutes : Rural Livelihoods Department, Department for International Development (UK) (RLD)
Collaborating Institutes : Centre for Studies and Experimentation on Tropical Agricultural Machinery, Saria Research Station ; Institut d’Etudes et de Recherche Agonomique, Burkina Faso

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-1989 End Date : 30-03-1992

Objectif
To develop and prove in field trials a design of soil acting component for effective tillage in dry season conditions. The power requirement of the implement involved will be commensurate with the draught capabilities of typical local cattle. To present the design in a form which can be readily adopted by local blacksmiths. To demonstrate the benefits of the new technique to those able to take advantage of it and those who will extend it within Burkina Faso. To identify the minimum feed requirements of draught animals in relation to work output for effective tillage of different soils using the developed implement. To quantify the feed resources required for storage by farmers after harvest to enable nutrient requirements of livestock for dry season tillage work to be met. To identify the socio-economic impact of introducing improved tillage and feeding schemes to local farming communities.

Total Cost to DFID : £121,501

Présentation : UKAID

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