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Young Malian researchers gear up for grand challenges with crop modeling 

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Resource ID

18671

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Climate change and Dryland stresses, Development Pathways

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Mali

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

08 Jan 21

Title

Young Malian researchers gear up for grand challenges with crop modeling

Keywords

Crop modeling, Capacity building, Mali, Land, climate, Food security, Agrosystems, DSSAT software, Smallholder farming, Climate conditions, Soil conditions, Smart Food crops, EU-APSAN

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands

Story Partners

Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER), Organisations des producteurs (Union locale des producteurs de céréales-ULPC), Sene Yiriwaton, Coopérative des producteurs de semence du Mande - COOPROSEM, Union Nietaa et Jigiseme, Services de vulgarisation agricoles, Direction nationale de l’agriculture-DNA et particulièrement les Secteurs d’agriculture de Kayes, Ségou, Kita, Koutiala et Yorosso, ONGs (Mali Agricultural Market Development Trust- MALIMARK, European Cooperative for Rural Development-EUCORD, Association Malienne d’Éveil au Développement Durable-AMEDD) et Compagnies semencières (Société de Production de Semences Améliorées- SOPROSA, Camara Semence, Doun ka fa, Faso Kaba et Zamoho); Universités au Mali, CORAF/WECARD

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1888-1, 08 January 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/young-malian-researchers-gear-up-for-grand-challenges-with-crop-modeling/

Description

Budding agricultural researchers are being trained in crop modeling to take on pressing and ever-present challenges of land, climate and food security. In a recent training program at ICRISAT-Mali, eight students learned to model agrosystems with DSSAT software, taking into account smallholder farming constraints. Crop modeling is a process that describes different stages of crop growth and development depending on weather, climate and soil conditions adapted to the environmental context, explains Mr Adama Douyon, a student completing his master’s research in the Smart Food component of the EU-APSAN-Mali project (Enhancing Crop Productivity and Climate Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security in Mali). 

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

08 Jan 21

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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