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  • SDGs2
(Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) )
Research Institutions in Japan Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Research Institutions in Burkina Faso Institute of Environment and Agriculture Research
Adoption fiscal year FY 2016
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Burkina Faso
General Description of the Research Project This project aims, along with proposing methods of manufacturing nationally produced fertilizers and compound fertilizers appropriate for the region, utilizing Burkina Faso’s indigenous phosphate rock, to elucidate the possibility of dissemination of these fertilizers. Specifically, this research comprises the following four components: (1) We will process Burkina Faso’s indigenous phosphate rock, which has not been fully used as a conventional raw material because of its low grade, and provide methods of production of low-cost phosphate fertilizers with a high application effect, and NPK (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium) compound fertilizers, using the processed phosphate fertilizer as the main component. (2) From fertilization trials of the trial-produced fertilizers and compound fertilizers, we will clarify methods of fertilization with a high efficiency and, moreover, we will elucidate the possibility of the dissemination of cultivation using fertilizers in the subject region. (3) In order to use phosphate rock directly without processing it, we will elucidate the absorption mechanism in crops of phosphate originating from phosphate rocks, and develop technology applying that knowledge. (4) Through these researches, we will provide a technology package of comprehensive methods for effective use of indigenous phosphate resources. Based on the results of the above researches, we aim to contribute to a transition from a low input agriculture to a sustainable and intensive agriculture.
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