University: University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali
Research Topic : Current performance of localized irrigation in Bamako (improvement options).
What is your role within the project?
To analyze the options that can improve the performance of the traditional irrigation system in Bamako.
What outcomes are you responsible for?
- Physicochemical properties of soils and waters.
- Estimation of the difference between water input and water needs of crops.
- Determination of the vegetal cover.
- Effectiveness of productivity.
Tell us about the research you are going to conduct:
- Evaluation of the quantity and quality of water compared to the crop water requirement.
- Characterization of the soils.
- Evaluate the cultural data.
- Determination of the productivity efficiency.
What are the personal achievements or successes you’ve had so far?
The main results from my study are:
- Sandy texture of the soils prevails; the soils are poor in organic matter.
- Increasing the volume of water clearly brings much higher needs in cultures.
- Low efficiency of productivity.