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Overview of SLP crop residues project sites in West Africa

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  • 1. Overview of SLP crop residues project sites in West Africa <ul><ul><li>Presentation by T. Abdoulaye (IITA-Ibadan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for the SLP Crop Residues Project Review and Planning Meeting, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-10 Dec 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  • 2. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions of 3 sites </li></ul><ul><li>WA team progress and plans </li></ul>
  • 3. WA sites <ul><li>Fakara – Western Niger </li></ul><ul><li>Goulbi – Eastern Niger (replaced Bamako) </li></ul><ul><li>Kano area – Northern Nigeria </li></ul>
  • 4. Description of sites Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Name Fakara –Niger Maradi- Niger Kano - Nigeria Rainfall 400-500 500-600 600-700 Cropping Systems Low Medium High Main crops Millet-cowpea Millet-sorghum-cowpea Sorghum-Maize/groundnut-cowpea
  • 5. Recent trends <ul><li>Site 1: Breakdown of soil fertility maintenance system </li></ul><ul><li>Site 2: Increasing adoption of improved varieties and role of farmers’ organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Site 3: Increasing importance of maize </li></ul><ul><li>In all sites, increased use of CR in several forms </li></ul>
  • 6. Update <ul><li>Village survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed in Sites 1 and 2 in Niger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will start Dec. 17 in Site 3, Nigeria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Household surveys planned for Jan/Feb 2011 </li></ul>
  • 7. Update 2 <ul><li>Village census </li></ul><ul><ul><li>completed in site 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In progress in site 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start next week site 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both village and Household data ready by end of February </li></ul><ul><li>Data entry in March. </li></ul>
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