Research information from Organisations and projects in Cote d'Ivoire

Projects with partners - Cote d'Ivoire (14)

  • Essais en milieu paysan et stabilisation des systèmes de culture à base de vivriers au CNRA/Région Nord

    Farming systems research : on-farm research in CNRA, Ivory Coast

  • Analysis of the potential contribution of improvements in the livestock production system to better livelihood of small farmers’ households

    Livestock production plays an important role in the economies of many African countries. In Côte d’Ivoire, rapid population growth (3.8% in 1999) and urbanization have modified dietary customs. There is a fast growing consumer demand for meat, eggs, and milk, which cannot be satisfied by local production alone (31% for meat and 11% for milk). Both constraints at the production level as well as poorly adapted and inefficient local, commercial networks characterize the system. The consequence is high transportation costs leading to a qualitatively and quantitatively inadequate supply of livestock products to urban centres from the countryside. Acknowledging this inefficiency, this project aims to provide a detailed description, analysis, and understanding of the local livestock system with both small or large ruminants and poultry. The identified improvements as well as constraints and market inefficacities will be characterised in gender sensitive way.

  • Assessing factors controlling the growth and potential yield of yam (Dioscorea spp.)

    This study aims at achieving a better understanding of factors affecting the growth and productivity of yam. Field experiments and model tools will be used to evaluate the effects of soil properties and yam species on the growth parameters and to estimate the potential yield of the crop.

  • Characterisation, use and conservation of the biodiversity of freshwater fish in Ivory Coast

    Evaluation of the pollution of rivers and lakes in Ivory Coast, based on fish populations. Characterisation, utilisation and conservation of the biodiversity of sweet water fishes under coordination of Prof. F. Ollevier.

  • Caractérisation, utilisation et conservation de la biodiversité des poissons d’eaux douces de la Côte d’Ivoire

    Evaluation of the pollution of rivers and lakes in Ivory Coast, based on fish populations. Head of project : the late Dr. G. Teugels (RMCA) Ph.D.students : M. Bamba en G. Goore Bi Partner institutes : - Université de Cocody (Ivoorkust) : J. Kouassi Nguessan and V. N’Douba - KULeuven

  • Factors influencing the development trajectories of lowlands in West Africa

    To contribute to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals in Africa, with a particular focus in poverty alleviation and food security

  • Implantation du Modèle Atmosphérique Régional (MAR) pour l'étude des variations climatiques et le suivi des campagnes agricoles en Côte d'Ivoire.

    Objectifs : Développement du pôle régional existant dans le domaine des Sciences de l'Atmosphère à l'Université de Cocody-Abidjan. Utilisation d'un modèle d'analyse de climatologie régionale et couplage à un modèle de croissance de culture pour estimer à l'échelle des départements, les niveaux de rendement et production des cultures vivrières les plus répandues. Etude de l'impact de l'évolution des conditions climatiques sur les rendements et productions agricoles. A la fin du projet, organisation dans le pays d'un colloque présentant les résultats concrets obtenus et l'intérêt de cette approche aux scientifiques de la région. Promotor: G. Schayes (UCL)

  • Improving the management of trypanocide resistance in the cotton zone of West Africa: a coordinated regional study

    Major Research Domain: Trypanosomosis, trypanocide resistance, agro-pastoral production systems Priorities: 3, 4 Goal: Improve the sustainability of smallholder agro-pastoral production systems in West Africa Purpose: Ensure the efficacy of trypanocides as a component of integrated control of trypanosomosis in the cotton zone of West Africa

  • INCO - Claim: Changes in Land Access, Institutions and Market S in West Africa

    The general objective of the research program is to make a significant contribution to more equitable and appropriate policies and institutions for managing and providing more secure access to land and other natural resources in four countries of West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, Côte-d'Ivoire). Such policies lie at the heart of strategies to promote more sustainable development and tackle poverty in Africa. The research programme also seeks to strengthen research capacity and methods for engagement in policy debate in West Africa, while improving understanding of the issues internationally.

  • INCO 2:Control of rinderpest (rp) and peste des petits ruminants (ppr) infections: development of oral vaccine, role of wildlife in the maintenance of these diseases

    Project Reference: ICA4-CT-2000-30027 PROPOSAL for INCO-DEV (call identifier: ICFP599A4PROl): PROPOSAL ABSTRACT (maximum 1000 characters) Because of their high mortality and high morbidity rates, rinderpest (RP) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) are dreaded animal diseases which are drawing back the animal production in many developing countries (Africa, Asia).

  • Optimization of the traditional Cassava fermentation

    Cassava is a high-biomass, low protein, high-energy producing tuber crop consisting mainly of starch. The plant is extremely tolerant to climatic stress, mainly cultivated in the humid tropics and available throughout the year. In West Africa where cassava is one the main basic diet, fermentation is the favourite method for detoxification of cassava since the plant naturally contains cyanogenic glycosides. Fermentation is also used to improve and stabilize nutritional and organoleptic qualities of the products. Gari and Attiéké are the main fermentation products produced in cassava growing countries in Africa. Gari is produced and widely consumed in Nigeria and Attiéké in Côte d’Ivoire, where is it a basic food. The aim of the research project is to study the microflora of Attiéké and improve the fermentation process of Attiéké by developing of standard starter cultures which can be used for manufacturing fermented products of high hygienic quality and long shelf life. In collaboration with local partners, the improved Attiéké techniques are tested under field conditions and introduced in Côte d’Ivoire.

  • The evolution of agricultural systems in the peri-urban lowlands of West Africa and the development of policy and technologies for their sustainable intensified use

    As of 7/2003: Factors influencing the development trajectories of lowlands in West Africa (The evolution of agricultural systems in the peri-urban lowlands of West Africa and the development of policy and technologies for their sustainable intensified use) Major Research Domain: Peri-urban production systems, sustainable agriculture, policy Goal: Sustainable intensification of peri-urban lowland rice-based production systems Outputs: - To identify areas and conditions favoring lowland intensification/diversification through field survey and farm level, participatory studies - To develop technologies and decision aids that reduce tradeoffs between economic performance and environment risks

  • Understanding yam (Dioscorea sp.) response to fertilizer application

    This project aim at understanding D. alata and D. cayenensis-rotundata response to mineral fertilizer application by studying their biomass production and nutrient uptake and allocation, the development of their root systems and the source-sink relationships.

  • Valorisation des cultures vivrières mineures de Côte d'Ivoire : cas des pistaches (Cucurbitaceae à graines consommées en sauce)

    La Côte d'Ivoire, comme de nombreux pays de l'Afrique au sud du Sahara dispose d'énormes ressources génétiques alimentaires mal exploitées. L'état de dépendance économique incite les pouvoirs publics à investir dans les cultures qui génèrent des devises au détriment de la valorisation de cultures vivrières locales et de l'alimentation de sa population. Parmi les cultures alimentaires négligées, on trouve des cucurbitacées à graines très prisées et désignées sous le vocable de ' pistaches '. Le projet vise le développement socio-économique des communautés rurales de la Côte d'Ivoire, et la conservation des ressources génétiques des 'pistaches' par la caractérisation génétique, agronomique et la promotion de la culture en milieu paysan.