Crop diversification in maize-based cropping system: Maize-sesame intercropping

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Created Friday 10th of April, 2015
Last updated Friday 6th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Raising and sustaining productivity in cereal-legume cropping systems in northern Ghana
Principal investigator Asamoah Larbi, Saaka Buah, Bekele Kotu
Partners IITA,SARI
Other researchers involved Daniel Brain Akakpo, Dominic Sobreh, Nurudeen Abdul Rahman, Shaibu Mellon, Mary Otiwa
Contact person Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
Contact email,
Custodian Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
Custodian email,,
Sub-National Level
  • Airport
  • Bonia
  • Nyangua
  • Zanko
  • Guo
  • Passe
  • Goli
  • Nata-Douri
Data collected from 09/01/2014
Availability date 30/04/2015
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation IITA/Africa RISING Scalling-up sustainable practices, Ghana,2014
Acknowledgements Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon

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Project title AfricaRISING - Sustainable intensification of cereal-based farming systems in the Guinea-Sudan-Savanna of Ghana and Mali
Project abstract Mono-cropping of sesame(Sesame indicum L.) Is being promoted for cash to diversify smallholder income in the northern Ghana. The objective of this activity is to evaalute agronomic options for integrating seasame into maize,sorghum and millet cropping systems.A split-plot design replicated in 3-4 communities per region will be used with within row spacing 1 and 2 weeks after planting maize. For the trials,data will be collected on growth of maize and sesame,light interception/leaf area index,weed diversity and biomas,grain yield of maize and sesame, soil temperture,soil moisture, and plant pest and diseases. Output and Input will be collected for cost benefit analysis.
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Donor United States Agency for International Development
Start date 01/06/2014
End date 01/10/2014
Principal investigator Asamoah Larbi
Other staff involved Saaka Buah, Bekele Kotu, Roger Kanton