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Assessing the importance of agricultural and tree biodiversity in dryland production systems
Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three dryland regions – W.Africa & the Sahel, Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia.
Access and use of wild agricultural biodiversity to improve household food security in West African dryland systems
We investigated the relationships between HFS and the livelihood assets in the dryland agricultural systems in Koutiala, Mali. We hypothesized that (i) the ABD rich rural households experienced low food insecurity, and ...
Place of plant genetic resources in ecological intensification and options for sustainable production by smallholder farmers in West African Sahel and dry savannas
This literature survey was conducted in the framework of the Dryland Systems CRP in 2013. This draft paper is drawn from the technical report entitled "Achigan-Dako, G. Enoch, Sogbohossou O. Deedi, Segnon C. Alcade, N’Danikou ...
Multi-purpose tree diversity and distribution assessment in Mali and Ghana, West Africa
Trees are known to play very important roles in rural households' livelihoods and resilience of the agriculture systems in the dry areas. In the framework of the Dryland Systems CRP, surveys were conducted on multipurpose ...