Manure management in Agro-pastoral systems, Burkina Faso

Case study Identity Card

Long title:  Low cost and Smart innovations in Manure management in Agro-pastoral systems of Western Burkina Faso
Impact assessment: Ex post
Geographical coverage of the case: Tuy region, Burkina Faso (West)
Research department: Environments et Societies (ES)
Research unit: Selmet
Case study team: Eric Vall (CIRAD, Selmet), Mahamoudou Koutou (Cirdes), Syndhia Mathé (CIRAD, Innovation)
Years covered: 2005-2015

Case study description

The innovation under study

The innovation concerned practices for farm production and field application of manure, with low production costs, increased use of farm biomass resources, increased manure production, and appropriate and efficient use of manure on fields. On each farm, manure is made in several pits at home and in the fields, with special innovations concerning manure production in the field pits (filling the manure pit at the end of the dry season and then using it a year later for direct application just before ploughing, use of cotton straw and a good proportion of animal faeces, no hash, no reversal and no spraying, so with rain and solar energy as the only sources of water and energy for maturing manure). Manure spreading is rational, depending on the quality of the manure and the type of soil.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders involved in the innovation process

Value chain stakeholders : Farmers and locals farmers organizations, extension agent of agriculture services, researchers
Research stakeholders : CIRDES, INERA, BoboDioulasso University, Cirad
Civil society stakeholders : local cotton producers organization (UPPCT), cattle breeders organization (UDEK)
Institutional stakeholders : Agricultural and Livestock extension services.
Others : Inades (NGO specialized on learning)

Stakeholders impacted by the innovation process

Value chain stakeholders : Farmers and locals farmers organizations, extension agent of agriculture services, researchers
Research stakeholders : CIRDES, INERA, BoboDioulasso University, Cirad Increasing capacities in Designing innovating agricultural systems in partnership with farmers, and extension agents
Civil society stakeholders : Farmers and local cotton producers organization (UPPCT), cattle breeders organization (UDEK). Increasing capacities in Management of manures on the farm (for production an for field application)
Institutional stakeholders : gricultural and Livestock extension services Enlargement of their technical references concerning manure management in farm
Others : Renew references concerning manure management in their learning cursus.

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