"Sustainable land management in drylands"
Development of sustainable land management technologies under extreme weather conditions in drylands

Related Research Program
Environment

2022-01-11

Background

Desertification, which is soil degradation in drylands, is one of the global environmental problems. However, there is still no prospect of solving this problem and the degree of confusion is deepening in combination with food insecurity, particularly in drylands of Africa and Asia. Desertification is progressing due to soil erosion in the semi-arid zones of Africa and soil salinization caused by irrigated agriculture in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India, leading to decline in agricultural production. In order to cope with soil degradation and to achieve sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security, it is necessary to develop technologies and methods that maximize the efficiency of soil and water resource utilization while conserving soil resources.

Objectives

Sustainable Land Management (SLM), which consists of soil conservation technologies and soil and water resource utilization technologies that maximize utilization efficiency under extreme weather conditions, will be developed to realize sustainable and stable agriculture in areas where desertification is serious.

Research Themes

  • Development of a scheme to promote soil conservation in drylands of West Africa
  • Maximizing soil resource use efficiency in soil degraded areas of West Africa
  • SLM development in South Asian drylands

Target Countries

Burkina Faso, India

Target Beneficiaries

Farmers, agricultural policy makers, related projects, extension workers, researchers in agriculture and forestry

Project Leader

ONISHI Junya (Rural Development Division)

Poster

JIRCAS Report

JIRCAS Exhibit at the 13th National Forum on Scientific Research and Technological Innovation in Burkina Faso

The 13th National Forum on Scientific Research and Technological Innovation was held from October 26-30, 2021, at Joseph Ki-Zerbo University in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa, hosted by the Agence Nationale de Valorisation des Résultats de la Recherche et des Innovations (National Agency for the Promotion of Research and Innovations).

JIRCAS-Sponsored International Symposium on Sustainable Land Management in Burkina Faso Successfully Held

The International Symposium on Sustainable Land Management was held in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, West Africa, from May 17-20, 2021. The symposium was organized by the Soil Science Society of Burkina Faso, co-organized by the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Science of Burkina Faso and the Interstate Standing Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, and supported by JIRCAS and the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso Visits JIRCAS

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Paso, His Excellency Mr. Pascal Batjobo, visited JIRCAS on April 20, 2021 and exchanged opinions with President Koyama and other executive staff.