UrbanFood - West Africa

Challenges and opportunities for nutrient efficient agriculture in West African cities (UrbanFood)

Subproject 1: Effect of management strategies on the performance of ruminant livestock production systems and the safety of plant and animal products in the city of Sikasso, Mali.

Subproject 2: Transregional analysis of production efficiency and externalities of vegetable and livestock production and their contribution to local food supply in (peri-)urban agriculture of West Africa.

Duration: 2007-2010

Funding: Volkswagen Stiftung, Hannover, Germany

PhD: Hamadoun Amadou - PhD thesis

Postdoctoral fellow: L. Hippolyte Dossa


Amadou, H., L. Konaté, Nantoumé, H., A. Buerkert, E. Schlecht 2015. Nutrient use efficiency in peri-urban dairy cattle and sheep holdings in southern Mali. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 102, 65-78. DOI 10.1007/s10705-014-9666-1

Amadou, H., C. Hülsebusch, A. Berthe, E. Schlecht. 2014. Safety of horticultural and livestock products in two medium-sized cities of Mali and Burkina Faso. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9(8), 735-745.

Abdulkadir, A., L.H. Dossa, D.J.-P. Lompo, N. Abdu, H. van Keulen. 2012. Characterization of urban and peri-urban agroecosystems in three West African cities. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 10 (4), 289-314.

Amadou, H., L.H. Dossa, D.J.-P. Lompo, A. Abdulkadir, E. Schlecht. 2012. A comparison between urban livestock production strategies in Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria in West Africa. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44, 1631-1642.

Lompo, D.J.-P., S.A.K. Sangaré, E. Compaoré, M.P. Sedogo, M. Predotova, E. Schlecht, A. Buerkert. 2012. Gaseous emissions of nitrogen and carbon from urban vegetable gardens in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175, 846–853.

Dossa, L.H., A. Abdulkadir, H. Amadou, S. Sangare, E. Schlecht. 2011. Exploring the diversity of urban and peri-urban agricultural systems in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa: An attempt towards a regional typology. Landscape and Urban Planning 102, 197-206.

Dossa, L.H., A. Buerkert, E. Schlecht. 2011. Cross-location analysis of the impact of household socioeconomic status on participation in urban and peri-urban agriculture in West Africa. Human Ecology 39, 569–581.

Graefe, S., E. Schlecht, A. Buerkert, 2008. Opportunities and challenges of urban and peri-urban agriculture in Niamey, Niger. Outlook on Agriculture 37, 47-56.