Photo: Wageningen UR | Chris Kruger / Shutterstock

Photo: Wageningen UR | Chris Kruger / Shutterstock

Area: Sudan (savannah zone), Burkina Faso (Bobo-Dioulasso), Mali (Sikaso), Ivory Coast (Korhogo)
Products: Maize, beef, small ruminants, cotton
Intensification drivers: Rural population growth, urban growth and increasing demand of cities, climate change, professionalization and organization of producer organizations and local authorities, improved infrastructure.
Motivation: The chosen study area is emblematic of production areas of rainfed savannah characterized by mixed farming systems in medium to high population density. Its high agricultural potential may significantly contribute to the achievement of food security in West Africa. Mechanization of agriculture, Professionalization of producer organizations and sectors, GMOs, and emergence of local authorities are key words of the area.
Report: Please download the complete In Depth Case Study report here.