Adoption of agricultural intensification options for increasing productivity of farmers in semiarid of West Africa

Ajeigbe, H A and Angarawai, I I and Motagi, B N and Tabo, R and Whitbread, A M and Kunihya, A and Kamara, A Y (2015) Adoption of agricultural intensification options for increasing productivity of farmers in semiarid of West Africa. In: 1st Annual Conference Proceedings of the African Society of Agronomy, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (ASACSES), November 02-05, 2015, Abuja, Nigeria.

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Abstract

To ensure sustainable increase in agricultural productivities of small holder farmers in West Africa, Agricultural Scientists have developed varieties of component crops. Nutrient management options combining inorganic and organic fertilizer in different dosages have been developed. The research institutes are collaborating with extension outfits, development partners and key stakeholders to disseminate these technologies to farmers and provide market and financial linkages. On farm grain and fodder yields advantage of 20 to 50 % were recorded by participating farmers. P fertilizer application on legumes increased yield 26 to 62 %. Increase in plant hill population from 8,889 hills/ha led to corresponding increase in millet yield by 48 %. Cultivation of improved varieties coupled with fertilizer application and appropriate plant hill population will increase productivities of smallholder farmers in the semi arid West Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRPS: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adoption, Increase, Intensification, Producutivity, Semi Arid, West Africa, Agricultural Intensification
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 09:47
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 09:09
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9217
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