Adoption of soybean to improve productivity &                 livelihood                 Emily Ouma                 Kamal ...
Outline of Presentation•   Background•   Research objectives,•   Problem•   Hypothesis/Methodology•   Results generated•  ...
Background• Geopolitical &  agro-ecological  context:   – Research was     conducted and     adopted in Borno     State-Ni...
Research Objective:Diversification of land use systemsLink male/female farmers and communitiesto efficient input/output ...
Problem of striga infestations & its multiple                implications  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture...
Implications of Striga(contd.)Decline in productivity & soil fertilityConsequence:    Post-harvest losses    Decline i...
Hypothesis & MethodologyHypothesis:a) Does cereal legume rotation with   the introduction of soybean address   the problem...
Results GeneratedStriga infestation of farm fieldsPoor soil fertilityDroughtSecondary pests and diseasesPoor access to inp...
Outcome- Partners adopting technology:       Cereal-legume rotation    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – I...
Lessons & ChallengesLessons: Technology requires collective participation to ensure  development Constant backstopping t...
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Adoption of soybean to improve productivity & livelihood

  1. 1. Adoption of soybean to improve productivity & livelihood Emily Ouma Kamal Sharma A. Tegbaru A. Ashuntantang J. Casey Continued…. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  2. 2. Outline of Presentation• Background• Research objectives,• Problem• Hypothesis/Methodology• Results generated• Outcomes• Lessons and challenges International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  3. 3. Background• Geopolitical & agro-ecological context: – Research was conducted and adopted in Borno State-Nigeria – And in the diverse Agro-Ecological- Zones of Sudan Savanna & Northern/Southern Guinea Savanna International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  4. 4. Research Objective:Diversification of land use systemsLink male/female farmers and communitiesto efficient input/output markets.Enhance the capacity building ofmale/female farmers,communities and otherstakeholders to address:  land degradation  mitigate risk of encroaching desertification International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  5. 5. Problem of striga infestations & its multiple implications International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  6. 6. Implications of Striga(contd.)Decline in productivity & soil fertilityConsequence: Post-harvest losses Decline in income thus Aggravating poverty and food insecurity International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  7. 7. Hypothesis & MethodologyHypothesis:a) Does cereal legume rotation with the introduction of soybean address the problem?b) What are the possible outcomes and impact of this technology to livelihoods?Methodologya) Community & Livelihood Analysisb) Ex-ante (baseline) studiesc) Biophysical analysis International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  8. 8. Results GeneratedStriga infestation of farm fieldsPoor soil fertilityDroughtSecondary pests and diseasesPoor access to inputsPoor access to informationResulting to post-harvest losses International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  9. 9. Outcome- Partners adopting technology: Cereal-legume rotation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  10. 10. Lessons & ChallengesLessons: Technology requires collective participation to ensure development Constant backstopping to farmers & farmers organisations The need for an enabling Policy environment.Challenges: Dependency on donor funded projects. Low capacity of technical partners Low interest of policy makers International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org
  11. 11. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – Institut international d’agriculture tropicale – www.iita.org

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