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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.
White Volta Basin
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Engineering|
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