Article on yam cultivation in Burkina Faso

A study conducted within the framework of the YAMSYS project has resulted in the publication of an article on yam cultivation in the Passoré region of Burkina Faso. It is the result of a collaboration between the plant nutrition group of Emmanuel Frossard from ETH Zürich, Olivier Heller, now researcher at agroscope and Antenna’s partner in Burkina Faso, Kalifa Zida, provincial director of agriculture of Passoré, Innocent Kiba, researcher at INERA, as well as Antenna’s Agroecology Unit co-leader Kim Schneider.

The results of the study show that farmers in the Passoré region, where soils are very poor and the climate is arid, are able to achieve higher yields than in the much more humid coastal countries. This is encouraging, as it confirms the approach supported by Antenna’s Agroecology Unit: to make a symbiosis between traditional practices and the results of modern agronomic research.

Read the article in Frontiers in Agronomy.