More than 50,000 farmers in Nigeria and Benin are helping another 200,000 farmers learn how to use less fertilizer to produce higher yields and better quality vegetables.
Synergizing fertilizer micro-dosing and indigenous vegetable production to enhance food and economic security of West African farmers (CIFSRF Phase 2) : final value addition report
The project focuses on development and deployment of new technologies that create improvement in farming practices, post-harvest handling and value addition for indigenous green leafy vegetables such as Solanum macrocarpon (African eggplant), TelfPublished dateFriday, March 2, 2018 - 05:00
Localized application of small quantities of fertilizer (micro-dosing), combined with improved planting pits for rainwater harvesting, has generated greater profits and food security for women farmers in the Sahel.Published date2014
Scaling Up Fertilizer Micro-Dosing and Indigenous Vegetable Production and Utilization in West Africa (CIFSRF Phase 2)
Poor soil fertility and land degradation result in low production yields and quality for indigenous vegetables in West Africa. This project will address the challenges to improve vegetable production through fertilizer innovations.
In the Sahel, agricultural production is strictly limited by drought and low soil fertility. In 2005 and 2010, these two factors led to food scarcity in Niger.