Crop Diversification in Maize-Based Cropping System: Maize-Sesame Intercropping

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 Mono-cropping of sesame(Sesame indicum L.) is being promoted for cash to diversify smallholder income in the northern Ghana. The objective of this activity is to evaluate agronomic options for integrating sesame into maize, sorghum, and millet cropping systems. A split-plot design replicated in 3-4 communities per region will be used within row spacing 1 and 2 weeks after planting maize. For the trials, data will be collected on growth of maize and sesame, light interception/leaf area index, weed diversity and biomass, grain yield of maize and sesame, soil temperature, soil moisture, and plant pest and diseases. Output and input will be collected for cost benefit analysis. Project website: https://africa-rising.net/ Project start date: 01/06/2014 Project end date : 01/10/2014

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Creator International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)
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Subject Vocab SESAME,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 Hundie (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Sobreh, Dominic (Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)),Rahman, Nurudeen Abdul (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Mellon, Shaibu (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)),Akakpo, Daniel Brain,Otiwa, Mary ,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA)
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Contributor Donor United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contributor Project AfricaRising
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Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2014-01-01
Embargo End Date 2015-04-30
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Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8UFV7X
Identifier Citation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI),2014-01-01,Crop Diversification in Maize-Based Cropping System: Maize-Sesame Intercropping,https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/AfricaRISING,1.0,http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/8UFV7X
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Language English
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Coverage country Ghana
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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