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GISAIA:Burkina Faso

 

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This project brings together innovative research on sustainable intensification of cereal crops, with a special focus on gender. In particular, we explore: 1) gender differences in adoption of modern inputs and soil and water conserving technologies 2) comparisons and linkages between fertilizer adoption decisions on plots managed collectively and individually within households, 3) the dynamics of intensification across agro-ecological zones, 4) the effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer use on (intra) household welfare, 5) the role of women in sorghum intensification, 6) ongoing research and policies to promote sorghum intensification, 7) the structure of the fertilizer value chain, including the subsidy program, 8) the effects of NPK and DAP use on productivity. The results offer critical perspectives on the use of sustainable intensification strategies and contribute to the discussion on how to design and implement more comprehensive and inclusive policies in order to stimulate agricultural productivity. Research is conducted in collaboration with the Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA) in Burkina Faso.

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