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Title: Irrigation to mitigate rainfall variability and food insecurity in the Sahel: new irrigation options for Burkina Faso
Authors: Fossi, S
Traore, Y M
Barbier, B
Diarra, A
Traore, S O
Keywords: RAINFALL PATTERNS
RUNOFF WATER
SUPPLEMENTAL IRRIGATION
WATER MANAGEMENT
BURKINA FASO
SAHEL
FOOD SECURITY
RAIN FED FARMING
AGRICULTURAL POLICY
CROP MANAGEMENT
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
Date: 2012
Citation: Fossi, S., Traore, Y. M., Barbier, B., Diarra, A., Traore, S. O., & Zangre, A. (2012). Irrigation to mitigate rainfall variability and food insecurity in the Sahel: new irrigation options for Burkina Faso. Proceedings of the WAC 2012.
Abstract: Major disruptions in rainfall experienced during the winter season 2007/2008, particularly characterized by a sudden cessation of rains in early September have caused a decrease of 16% and 11% of grain production, respectively, compared to the 2006 / 2007 and the average of the previous five seasons. This article is a synthesis of the issues of food security, initiated policies, and irrigation technologies to improve farmers’ adaptation capacities in Burkina Faso. A research-development project studies the practice of supplemental irrigation, its agronomic, climatic and socio-economic issues related to the mobilization of runoff.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50508
Project Number: 106549
Project Title: Irrigation and climate information in Burkina Faso (AARC)
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