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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Mali

    Soil and water conservation (SWC) practices like that of erosion control and soil fertility measures were commonly practiced in the semiarid region of southern Mali since the 1980s. The SWC practices were mainly meant to increase water availability in the subsurface, reduce farm water runoff and gully formation and improve nutrient content of the soil, thereby increasing crop yield. Despite such efforts to promote at scale SWC practices, the landscape of southern Mali is still affected by high rates of runoff and soil erosion and low crop yield in farmers’ fields.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Mali, Western Africa

    Studies on the enabling factors for household food security (HFS) most often used simplified econometric models looking into the links with a selected set of variables. In this research, a livelihood approach of HFS was used and aimed at determining the most significant livelihood assets for HFS in dryland agricultural systems. Elements of the five livelihood assets were assessed through questionnaire surveys with a random sample of 180 households, and six focus group discussions in three communities along the rural-urban continuum, in Southern Mali.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Sudan, Western Africa, Africa

    Feed and grazing management affect both the quantity and quality of animal manure and consequently nutrient cycling in the mixed crop-livestock systems in West Africa Sahel. Dietary measures can significantly influence the composition of manure and hence it’s agricultural value. High nutrient feed will generally result in higher nutrient content of the manure whereas a decline in feed quality will generally lead to increase in the indigestible fractions in the feeds.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Mali, Africa, Western Africa

    Soil and water conservation (SWC) practices like that of erosion control and soil fertility measures were commonly practiced in the semiarid region of southern Mali since the 1980s. The SWC practices were mainly meant to increase water availability in the subsurface, reduce farm water runoff and gully formation and improve nutrient content of the soil, thereby increasing crop yield. Despite such efforts to promote at scale SWC practices, the landscape of southern Mali is still affected by high rates of runoff and soil erosion and low crop yield in farmers’ fields.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1988
    Mali, Africa, Western Africa
  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1982
    Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Western Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

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