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52 Profiles on Agroecology: Impact of agroecological techniques on soil fertility and productivity of sorghum and pearl millet in Burkina Faso










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    52 Profiles on Agroecology: Dual purpose sorghum and cowpea intercropping in Mali 2017
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    In Mali, agriculture is the main source of employment. Over 80% of the population is engaged in agriculture that is mostly carried out by small farmers with income of less than US$1 per day. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is an important cereal grain used as food and animal fodder (dual-purpose sorghum). Sorghum is predominantly grown in sole or in mixture with cowpea, peanut or maize in the Sudanian zones where the annual rainfall is comprised between 800mm and 1000mm. The main constrain ts to sorghum production are low soil fertility and low and erratic rainfall exacerbated by climate change.
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    Food loss analysis for identification of critical loss points and solutions of sorghum, maize and cowpea value chains in Burkina Faso 2017
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    The RBA Project is jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Funded by the Government of Switzerland, the Project seeks to improve food security and income-generating opportunities through the reduction of post-harvest losses in supported grain and pulse value chains. The Project identified critical loss points, and supported the piloting of good practice s and solutions to reduce post-harvest losses and improve handling and storage in the pilot countries Burkina Faso, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This flyer is illustrating the critical loss points and recommended solutions identified in Burkina Faso applying the FAO case study methodology for Food Loss Analysis: causes and solutions.
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    Strengthening Community-Based On-Farm Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Diversity in Semi-Arid Zambezi-Gwembe Valley of Zambia 2011
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    Visit the ITPGRFA internet site . Improving food security and the livelihoods of the Zambezi-Gwembe valley resource-poor farmers and farming communities is the objective of this BSF project. This ultimate objective is being accomplished through the sustainable management and conservation of sorghum, pearl millet, cowpea, beans, sweet potato and cassava, which are crucial for the dietary needs and livelihoods of local communities and the devel opment of new improved and locally adapted crop varieties.

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