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Diedhiou, I., Ndoye Ndir, K., Diedhiou, P. M., Lo, M., Gueye, T. & Sidibe, S. 2009. Variations of morpho-metric characteristics and oil content of Jatropha curcas L. seed accessions along a north/south rainfall gradient in Senegal. Work presented at Third International AMMA Conference, July 20—24, at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Added by: roussot 2009-11-23 19:36:37
Categories: Society-Environment-Climate interactions
Keywords: Agriculture, Vegetation
Creators: Diedhiou, Diedhiou, Gueye, Lo, Ndoye Ndir, Sidibe
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
Collection: Third International AMMA Conference

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Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) is a promising species for biodiesel production. It is also used in traditional medicine as well as to control soil erosion. Through energy supply, JCL oil could be an alternative to firewood in rural areas and therefore, contribute to reduce deforestation. Several West African countries like Senegal took the option of intensive Jatropha production to increase and stabilize incomes for farmers in rural areas. However, data on the adaptability of this species to the various agro-climatic zones of the country are scarce.
The present study is being carried out to determine the influence of south/north rainfall gradient on morpho-metric characteristics and oil content in JCL seeds.
Therefore, two hundred JCL accessions collected from fourty villages located along the north/south rainfall gradient were assessed for morpho-metric variables and oil content.
The expected results are expected to be used for the identification of promising accessions to improve oil yield in the various agro-climatic zones in Senegal.
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