Scaling-up sustainable cropping practices: 'Zia' and 'Micro-dosing'

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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 Dominic Sobreh, Nurudeen Abdul Rahman, Mary Otiwa
Contact person Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
Contact email,
Custodian Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
Custodian email,,
Sub-National Level
  • Nyangua
  • Samboligo
  • Gia
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 In Ghana,Zia has been successfully been introduced on a limited scale to farmers in the East Gonja, East Gonja, East Mamprusi districts in the Northern region and Guru and Builsa district in Upper East region Presbyterian Agricultural Services. However Zia farming is an innovative technology which involves the burial of manure/organic matter in holes/ pits and planting the crop later on top of the pit. The purpose of this activity is to evaluate and disseminate the Zia and Fertilizer Micro-dosing techniques on-farm, also need for research on cost benefit analysis of the Zia and Fertilizer Micro-dosing, potential increase in grain yield of Zia and Fertilizer Micro-dosing over farmers practice in the Africa RISING intervention communities, Comparative analysis of the effect of Zia and Fertilizer Micro-dosing on maize,sorghum,millet.
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Donor United States Agency for International Development
Start date 01/06/2014
End date 01/09/2014
Principal investigator Asamoah Larbi
Other staff involved Saaka Buah, Bekele Kotu, Roger Kanton