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Title: Productivity of Stored Water in Small Reservoirs for Agriculture in the White Volta Basin, Burkina Faso
Authors: Ouinsou Houenou, V. N. I. F.
Odai, S. N.
Annor, F. O.
Adjei, K. A.
Keywords: Crop
Water Productivity
White Volta Basin
Burkina Faso
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences
Citation: Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences 1(1) (2012) 29-36
Abstract: This study was conducted during the dry season of 2010 with the aim of quantifying agricultural (crop and livestock) productivity of stored water in small reservoirs in the White Volta Basin in Burkina Faso. Primary data was collected through focus group discussions, interviews, field observation and measurement onseven selected reservoir sites. Consequently physical and economic productivities were calculated as indices for determining which crops and livestock have high productivities and therefore more profitable to produce. The results show that crops grown during the dry season are predominantly vegetables namely cabbage, onion, pepper, and tomato. Among the vegetables, onion and cabbage were found to have the highest productivity (US$ 0.36 and US$ 0.35 respectively); while among livestock, cattle had the highest productivity of (US$ 45.14) followed by donkey (US$ 38.41), sheep (US$ 28.74) and goat (US$ 23.97). However, livestock was generally found to have higher productivity (value: average for livestock) than vegetables (value: average for vegetables). The study concludes that crop water productivity is low and any attempt to improve on this must consider controlled application of water.
Description: Article published in Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2012.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7341
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