Householde socio-economic factors and soil fertility management on millet fields of southwestern Niger

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Titre
Householde socio-economic factors and soil fertility management on millet fields of southwestern Niger
Auteur
GARBA Maman
Thème principal
Gestion durable des terres / CES – DRS / récupération des sols
Filières de production végétale
Développement local
Sujet
Fertilité des sols
Mil
Développement économique et social
Description
Declining soil fertility is a major threat to agricultural productivity and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Niger, where most farmers have few resources and depend on degraded lands. Large-scale adoption of soil fertility management technologies (SFMT) by small-scale farmers is among the proposed solutions, but this remains low because of various constraints. A better understanding of the socio-economic factors that influence farming practices is needed to adapt SFMT to farmers'use. A survey using semi-structured interviews with 101 household heads was conducted in 2013 in Karabedji, Niger. The influence of household socio-economic factors on soil fertility management practices (SFMP) was assessed through farmers that were involved in demonstration activities as part of a long-term research project (13 years) on the estoration of soil fertility on farmers’ fields. The results showed that the farmer's household size was between 9 and 14 people and that the majority of farmers did not attain formal education.
Editeur
African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development
Contributeur
BAKANG J-E A.
SABIOU M.
LOGAH V.
Année
2020
Type
Article scientifique
Format
.pdf
Langue
Anglais
Couverture
Niger
Auditoire
Proposé aux scientifiques
Section
BIBLIOTHEQUE