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YAMSYS: Sustainable Yam Systems in West Africa

Sousa, Fernando and Baga, Sara (2020) YAMSYS: Sustainable Yam Systems in West Africa. Food Systems Caravan - R4D synthesis project .

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Yams are tuber crops essential for food security in West Africa. However, tuber productivity of traditional cropping systems is much lower than the yield potential. This is due to the high level of soil fertility required by these plants and its rapid decrease when the plot is cropped with yams.
YAMSYS aims at developing sustainable methods for soil management that will allow establishing yams in long-term crop rotations to increase tuber yields and to enhance income of the actors working along the yam value chains in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. The project is developing innovations in integrated soil fertility management for yam-based cropping systems and is facilitating its adoption through the engagement of relevant stakeholders through innovation platforms.

EPrint Type:Video
Keywords:Africa, food security, Food Systems Caravan West Africa Project, Abacus, FiBL10019
Agrovoc keywords:
food security
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
Research affiliation:Other countries
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International > Regions > Africa
Related Links:https://foodsystemscaravan.org/
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39333
Deposited On:17 Feb 2021 12:49
Last Modified:17 Feb 2021 13:39
Document Language:English

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