Participatory Survey on Soil and Water Conservation Practices and Water Harvesting Systems in the Savannah Belt of Northern Nigeria
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The Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria (FMARD) aims at mainstreaming climate change adaptation measures in the savannah belt of Northern Nigeria, through a landscape rehabilitation approach focused on sustainable land management. Demonstration sites will be established across seven Nigerian states (Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto). ICARDA is supporting CASP in identifying and implementing location-specific, effective and innovative soil and water conservation (SWC) and water harvesting (WH) adaptation techniques in the rainfed production systems, and technology packages that support the sustainable introduction of improved ICARDA’s wheat varieties in the irrigated production systems. This report is part of the collaborative work between IFAD-CASP and ICARDA. It summarizes the results of the diagnostic survey of the current adoption of SWC practices by farmers in the CASP sites, including the assessment of their effectiveness and their association with current cropping and farming systems and soil degradation processes.