Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Climate Change
CountriesBurkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger
TimelineStart Date: 1 May 2008 | End Date: 31 December 2011
The goal of this research-action project is to enhance farm community resilience, production stability and income generation in West Africa under variable and changing climates by enriching agro-biodiversity management across a climatic gradient. Participatory, gender-aware co-learning activities on how to use intra- and inter-specific crop diversity (including dual-purpose, biofuel, vegetable, tree crops) and natural resource management (NRM) will engage farmers, extension personnel and scientists in selected communities at risk in the Sahelian, Sudanian and North Guinean zones of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana. Detailed environmental data combined with genotype × environment × management (G×E×M) interactions modeling will provide insight into future scenarios and identify best options for crop diversity management under climate change.
- NARI - National Agricultural Research Institute
- AGRHYMET regional centre,Niger
- Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso
- Institut de Recherches Agronomiques du Niger (INRAN), Niger
- Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
- University of Hohenheim, Germany
Tagsagro-biodiversity management, farm community resilience, West Africa
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