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Soil and Water Conservation in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Nyamekye, Clement and Thiel, Michael and Schönbrodt-Stitt, Sarah and Zoungrana, Benewinde J.B. and Amekudzi, Leonard (2018) Soil and Water Conservation in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Sustainability, 10 (9), pp. 1-24. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/su10093182. ISSN 2071-1050.

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Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/9/3182


Inadequate land management and agricultural activities have largely resulted in land degradation in Burkina Faso. The nationwide governmental and institutional driven implementation and adoption of soil and water onservation measures (SWCM) since the early 1960s, however, is expected to successively slow down the degradation process and to increase the agricultural output. Even though relevant measures have been taken, only a few studies have been conducted to quantify their effect, for instance, on soil erosion and environmental restoration. In addition, a comprehensive summary of initiatives, implementation strategies, and eventually region-specific requirements for adopting different SWCM is missing. The present study therefore aims to review the different SWCM in Burkina Faso and implementation programs, as well as to provide information on their effects on environmental restoration and agricultural productivity. This was achieved by considering over 143 studies focusing on Burkina Faso’s experience and research progress in areas of SWCM and soil erosion. SWCM in Burkina Faso have largely resulted in an increase in agricultural productivity and improvement in food security. Finally, this study aims at supporting the country’s informed decision-making for extending already existing SWCM and for deriving further implementation strategies.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125024/
Document Type:Article
Title:Soil and Water Conservation in Burkina Faso, West Africa
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Nyamekye, Clementnyamekyeclement (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Thiel, MichaelMichael.Thiel (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Schönbrodt-Stitt, Sarahsarah.schoenbrodt-stitt (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Zoungrana, Benewinde J.B.beneboscoh (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Amekudzi, Leonardleonard.amekudzi (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Sustainability
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/su10093182
Page Range:pp. 1-24
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:soil and water conservation; environmental degradation; agricultural productivity; food security; soil erosion; Burkina Faso
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Geoscientific remote sensing and GIS methods
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 10:17
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:25

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