Scaling-Up Sustainable Cropping Practices: 'Zia' and 'Micro-dosing'

This data study explores raising and sustaining productivity in cereal-legume cropping systems in northern Ghana. About the project Project title: AfricaRISING - Sustainable Intensification of Cereal-Based Farming Systems in the Guinea-Sudan-Savanna of Ghana and Mali Project abstract In Ghana, Zia has been successfully been introduced on a limited scale to farmers in the East Gonja, East Mamprusi districts in the Northern region and Guru and Builsa district in Upper East region Presbyterian Agricultural Services. However, Zia farming is an innovative technology which involves the burial of manure/organic matter in holes/ pits and planting the crop later on top of the pit. The objectives of this study are to evaluate and disseminate the Zia and fertilizer Micro-dosing techniques on-farm; to undertake cost benefit analysis of the Zia and fertilizer Micro-dosing; to explore the potential increase in grain yield of Zia and fertilizer Micro-dosing over farmers practice in the Africa RISING intervention communities; to undertake comparative analysis of the effect of Zia and fertilizer Micro-dosing on maize,sorghum, and millet. Project website: http://africa-rising.net/where-we-work/west-africa/ Project start date: 01/06/2014 Project end date : 01/09/2014

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Creator International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
Creator ID Type Not Applicable
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Subject Vocab MILLETS,SORGHUM,MAIZE,FOOD SECURITY,ENVIRONMENT,LIVELIHOODS,GHANA,WEST AFRICA,AFRICA
Subject(s) Africa RISING,AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,SOCIAL SCIENCES
Publisher Harvard Dataverse
Contributor Person Larbi, Asamoah (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Buah, Saaka (Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)),Kotu, Bekele (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Sobreh, Dominic (Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)),Rahman, Nurudeen Abdul (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Otiwa, Mary,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center Not Applicable
Contributor CRP Not Applicable
Contributor Partner Not Applicable
Contributor Donor United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project AfricaRising
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Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2017-08-30
Embargo End Date 2015-04-30
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Identifier Type DOI
Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/J6BHT8
Identifier Citation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI),2017-08-30,Scaling-Up Sustainable Cropping Practices: 'Zia' and 'Micro-dosing',https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/AfricaRISING,1.0,http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/J6BHT8
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Language English
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Agroecological Zone Not Applicable
Coverage Region Not Applicable
Coverage country Ghana
Coverage Admin Unit Not Applicable,Nyangua
Coverage X Not Applicable
Coverage Y Not Applicable
Coverage Start Date 2014-09-27
Coverage End Date 2014-09-27
Contact Larbi, Asamoah;International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email a.larbi@cgiar.org
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Rights NONE; IFPRI DATAVERSE TERMS OF USE By using this website and any of the materials made available through it, you agree to abide by the Terms of Use of IFPRI Dataverse. The datasets and documents in this study are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. ;a.larbi@cgiar.org