International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | Benin | Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020


Land Degradation and Cotton Growing in Farming Communities in Benin

Alfred B. K. Dossa


Abstract: The municipality of Kerou is an agricultural community characterized by land impoverishment due to cotton monoculture and rudimentary agricultural technology (1). Land degradation in the municipality of Kérou is therefore a worrying situation that has a negative impact on soil fertility, crop yields and can lead to long-term food insecurity and poverty (2). The model developed by the soil scientists of the FAO (3) and the World Bank (4 and 5) is used to calculate from 2013-2014 the accumulated land losses (Pt) of 2.79 to 10.45 t/ha/year, following cotton growing in the municipality of Kérou


Keywords: Quantification, land degradation, cotton growing, Kerou


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020,


Pages: 967 - 970


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