Identifying changes in agricultural practices and policy interventions for sustainable intensification of farm systems in southern Mali

G. Falconnier, Dirk Jakob Hambüchen, Myriam Adam, E.K. Huet, K.E. Giller, B. Traore, L. Leroux, K.K.E. Descheemaeker

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Abstract

Achieving sustainable development goals for smallholder rural populations within the next eleven years is challenging: besides environmental and climate pressures, rising rural population and unfavorable institutional arrangements diminish the room to manoeuvre within the current system’s settings. New farming practices and progressive policies to trigger and support drastic changes are needed. A large array of innovative farming practices have been developed across sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. Snapp et al., 2010). Our objective was to grasp the scale of the challenge: what is the potential of changes in farm practices to improve farming sustainability in southern Mali, a region that is representative for land-scarce sub-Saharan Africa?Which policies are needed to support sustainable development?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event6th Farming Systems Design Conference : Agricultural systems designs sustained by nature - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 18 Aug 201921 Aug 2019
http://www.farming-systems-design.org.uy/en/

Conference

Conference6th Farming Systems Design Conference
Abbreviated titleFSD
CountryUruguay
CityMontevideo
Period18/08/1921/08/19
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