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Diedhiou, I., Bayala, R., Sall, F., Diedhiou, P. M., Ndoye Ndir, K., Sidibe, S. & Sène, M. 2009. Influence of Jatropha curcas L]. on soil water availability and crop (millet and peanut) yield in two locations with contrasted rainfall patterns in {Senegal. Work presented at Third International AMMA Conference, July 20—24, at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Added by: roussot 2009-11-23 19:32:32
Categories: Society-Environment-Climate interactions
Keywords: Agriculture, Vegetation
Creators: Bayala, Diedhiou, Diedhiou, Ndoye Ndir, Sall, Sène, Sidibe
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
Collection: Third International AMMA Conference

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Many countries in West Africa have started programs to develop Jatropha curcas L., production for biodiesel in order to increase and stabilize income for farmers in rural areas whereby limiting rural exodus.
In the Senegalese Peanut Basin, characterized by a saturation of the agricultural space and a decrease of fertile land, the introduction of JCL as associate crop with millet or peanut could be an interesting option for subsistence farming.
However, very little is known on JCL associations with crops in West Africa. The present study is aimed to determine the influence of Jatropha curcas on soil water availability and crops yield.
The expected results are thought to help making recommendations for optimal production systems for both staple crops and JCL.
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