Mahamane A, Kouame K. F, Ipou Ipou J
The objective of this study was to evaluate the technical paths of management of the cropping of food crops in the Iffou Region in central-eastern Côte d’Ivoire. A survey was carried out in the three Departments that make up the Iffou Region (Daoukro, M’Bahiakro and Prikro). A sample of 825 food producers was surveyed in 63 localities within the region between May and August 2014. The results of the survey reveal that the majority of farmers used manual weeding. The results also show that 88.96% of farmers work with traditional tools. The cultivated fields are 97.45% family-owned. Producers generally carry out 3 weeding sessions per season in the Iffou Region. This study demonstrates that chemical weed control increases the sown area and yields of food crops. It also makes it possible to solve the expensiveness and lack of workers if the workforce. Finally, the results show that in an average of 0.39 ha of cultivated area, 2.70 t / ha of average production is obtained.
Published Date: 2017-01-05;