International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Agriculture | Benin | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Promoting Value Chains Impacts through Sedentary Based-Cropping Systems

Raphiou Maliki | Denis Cornet | Brice Sinsin

Abstract: Traditional cropping systems (shifting cultivation and slash-and-burn) contribute to the deforestation, land degradation and low agricultural productivity. Alternative systems emerge with combined efforts of smallholder farmers and researchers in the Sudan-Guinean zone of Benin. The study promotes value chains (sedentary-based cropping production settled marketing through the storage and processing) and impacts. Results show Increase of cropping systems productivity (healthy seeds yam production by minisetts technique, 10 t - 33 t/ha yam yield fresh matter, return on investment (20-60 %), tubers storage for at least 7 months, tuber processing into pounded yam improved varieties of yam with good organoleptic quality, tuber processing with mechanical slicer in dried tubers (chips without aflatoxine attacks) with social and environment impacts.

Keywords: Benin, Public-private partnership, sedentary-based cropping systems, Value chains, Yam

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,

Pages: 1872 - 1876

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