Climate change and sustainable rice production systems in Benin: Ecological intensification through the use of Sesbania rostrata (Bremek. & Oberm.) as previous agroforestry lowland rice

01 August 2014 → 30 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
sesbania rostrata climate change chemical fertilizers improved fallows
Project description

In Benin a cause of rice deficit is due to the continued decline in soil fertility, but also to the effects of climate change. This study aims to maximize the effectiveness of chemical fertilizers improved Sesbania rostrata fallow to improve rice yields lowland to prevent food generic and poverty in rural areas while mitigating risk climate change on agricultural production.