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Intensification pathway for improvement of smallholder cassava production systems in Southern Côte d'Ivoire

(2017) EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE. 53(1). p.44-58
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In order to intensify cassava production in southern Cote d'Ivoire, multiple farmers' field trials were carried out in two important cassava-producing areas (Dabou and Bingerville). The effectiveness of an Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) approach as intensification pathway was evaluated for poor sandy soils. Overall, ISFM-based systems outperformed the local cultivation system. The average cassava yield was 14.5 and 6.5 t ha(-1) and 12.6 and 5.7 t ha(-1) for the ISFM and traditional systems, in Dabou and Bingerville, respectively. The average profitability of ISFM systems was ca. 2500 Euro ha(-1), whereby 66% was generated by cowpea intercrop, which yielded on average 3.1 t ha(-1). Taking into account the limited farmer's resource endowment and poor soil fertility, ISFM is a crucial component for sustainable intensification of cassava production and poverty alleviate in southern Cote d'Ivoire.

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Gnahoua, Jean-Baptiste Gnélié, Djétchi Jean Baptiste Ettien, Boni N’Zué, Cathérine Ebah, Brahima Koné, Stefaan De Neve, and Pascal Boeckx. 2017. “Intensification Pathway for Improvement of Smallholder Cassava Production Systems in Southern Côte d’Ivoire.” Experimental Agriculture 53 (1): 44–58.
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Gnahoua, J.-B. G., Ettien, D. J. B., N’Zué, B., Ebah, C., Koné, B., De Neve, S., & Boeckx, P. (2017). Intensification pathway for improvement of smallholder cassava production systems in Southern Côte d’Ivoire. EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE, 53(1), 44–58.
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Gnahoua J-BG, Ettien DJB, N’Zué B, Ebah C, Koné B, De Neve S, et al. Intensification pathway for improvement of smallholder cassava production systems in Southern Côte d’Ivoire. EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE. 2017;53(1):44–58.
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Gnahoua, Jean-Baptiste Gnélié, Djétchi Jean Baptiste Ettien, Boni N’Zué, et al. “Intensification Pathway for Improvement of Smallholder Cassava Production Systems in Southern Côte d’Ivoire.” EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE 53.1 (2017): 44–58. Print.
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  author       = {Gnahoua, Jean-Baptiste Gn{\'e}li{\'e} and Ettien, Dj{\'e}tchi Jean Baptiste and N{\textquoteright}Zu{\'e}, Boni and Ebah, Cath{\'e}rine and Kon{\'e}, Brahima and De Neve, Stefaan and Boeckx, Pascal},
  issn         = {0014-4797},
  journal      = {EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {44--58},
  title        = {Intensification pathway for improvement of smallholder cassava production systems in Southern C{\^o}te d'Ivoire},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0014479716000041},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2017},
}

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