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dc.contributorThiombiano, Boundia Alexandreen_US
dc.contributorLe, Quang Baoen_US
dc.creatorMeylan, Grégoireen_US
dc.identifier.citationGrégoire Meylan, Boundia Alexandre Thiombiano, Quang Bao Le. (27/2/2017). Nutrient Flow Scenarios for Sustainable Smallholder Farming Systems in Southwestern Burkina Faso. Amman, Jordan: CRP on Dryland Systems (DS).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe report presents a study on nutrient flows of agricultural livelihood systems dominated by smallholder farms in South-western Burkina Faso. The material flow analysis of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium provides a detailed picture of current nutrient flows within, in to, and out of smallholder farms. Such a picture allows quantifying material potentials for sustainable intensification, that is, increasing the ratio of crop yield to mineral fertilizer inputs. Finally, in the pursuit of indicators for sustainable intensification, we propose combining indicators derived from material flow analysis with indicators of socio-economic nature to move from material potential assessments to sustainability assessments. The combination is informed by the criticality concept, a concept which denotes how important a specific material resource is to an anthropogenic system. Based on an existing criticality determination methodology for metals, we sketch the criticality indicator set for the case of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and smallholder farms. Further research should include increasing temporal boundaries to capture cycles longer than a year, the applied temporal boundary in this study. A multi-scale study including villages and landscapes could provide additional insights on the role of water bodies or future .industrial activities in nutrient cycling. In turn, the multi-scale MFAs would provide the necessary indicator values to assess nutrient criticality not only at the smallholder farm level, but also at the village and landscape level. Finally, the material flows could be further characterized with respect to gender, cost/benefits, etcen_US
dc.publisherCRP on Dryland Systems (DS)en_US
dc.subjectagricultural livelihood systemsen_US
dc.titleNutrient Flow Scenarios for Sustainable Smallholder Farming Systems in Southwestern Burkina Fasoen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.creator.idLe, Quang Bao: 0000-0001-8514-1088en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfarming systemsen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop yielden_US
cg.contributor.centerSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - ETH Zurichen_US
cg.contributor.centerPolytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulassoen_US
cg.contributor.centerCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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