USAID TARGET project on fertilizer micro-dosing for the prosperity of small-scale farmers in the Sahel: Training Workshop on Large-scale Transfer (scaling-up) of Fertilizer Micro-dosing Technology, 20-24 January 2004, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso uri icon

abstract

  • The USAID TARGET project on fertilizer micro-dosing for the prosperity of small-scale farmers in the Sahel was launched in three countries of West Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The goal of the project is to double the crop production and increase the farm incomes through the uptake of fertilizer micro-dosing technology and better farmer-based cooperative organizations. In all the three countries where the technology is being promoted, yields of sorghum and millet increased twofold in most cases, and the farmers have reported increase in incomes. To achieve the overall objective of the project, proven fertilizer micro-dosing technologies together with the "warrafitage " or inventory credit system should be transferred to a large number of end users in areas targeted by the project. It is essential to build the capacity of project partners. In this context, a workshop on "large-scale transfer of fertilizer micro-dosing technologies" was organized in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, from 20 to 23 January 2004. The training workshop provided the participants with tools that will enable them develop action plans for scaling up existing gains. A total of 19 participants from the national agricultural research systems, NGOs, IFDC and ICRISAT attended the workshop

publication date

  • 2006