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By Danièle Clavel

Successive nutrients, financial and environmental crises have triggered the area Agricultural learn for improvement (ARD) our bodies to spring into motion. confronted with the transparent failure of public improvement reduction to lessen inequalities and starvation, in particular in Africa, extensive consensus has been completed from the area financial institution to the G8 through the UN, the ecu Union and the African Union those previous 5 years at the have to increase agricultural construction via sustainable rural improvement which exhibits admire for guy and Nature. The ARD has set itself the objective of assisting the implementation of technical, social and institutional responses to sustainable improvement via a partnership encouraging the pooling of data, elevated talents and the autonomy of key players.

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The future of the experiment will depend on financial resources enabling the enterprises, which have become demonstration and training centres, to acquire true technical, commercial and financial autonomy. fr Type of Innovation Tested Reforestation along the banks to protect the Milo river and create plantations for the conservation of local woody species adapted to the biotope. Tools and Methods Used Concerted testing of ‘new’ riparian and fire-resistant species, coordinated by the Programme for Integrated Management of Water Resources in the Upper Niger (Gestion Intégrée des Resources en Eau du Niger Supérieur – GIRENS).

This was made possible through the rehabilitation of denuded land, which improved primary productivity of the locally available grasses: Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris roxburghiana, Enteropogon macrostachyus and Eragrostis superba. With the exception of E. superba, which tends to colonize previously cultivated areas, these grasses can withstand reasonable grazing pressure. The re-seeding method used was successful and the ability of the community to successfully carry out these activities was developed.

H. fr Type of Innovation Tested Proposal for a way of organizing stakeholders (institutional innovation) designed to promote smallholder access to the seeds of improved sorghum, millet and cowpea varieties (technical innovation). Tools and Methods Tested A socio-economic study of two distinct cases: case 1 – working with the association of input distributors; case 2 – working with the union of cowpea producers. R&D Needs Identified Capacity building for operators in the supply chain. Creation of an integrated organization for the seed supply chain, notably by reducing state intervention and promoting economic and institutional involvement.

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