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Participatory production and marketing of safe vegetable in Peri - urban West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Senegal)

Project Leader
Hauser Michael, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Biological Control Centre, Cotonou, Benin, Cotonou, International Organization.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Vogl Christian R., Project Staff
Probst Lorenz, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Development Research
Institute of Organic Farming
Funded by
Ministry of Financial Affaires, Hintere Zollamtsstraße 2b, 1030 Wien, Austria
The proejct aims to develop, extend and disseminate the alternative pest control technologies through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and assess their impact in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Senegal. The specific objectives are to build the capacity and assess farmers’ and consumers’ awareness and perceptions on chemical residues in vegetable products. The study assesses the willingness to pay for farmers and consumers for botanical extracts and organic vegetables respectively. It evaluates the competitiveness and potential market niches for bio-pesticides and organic vegetable in West Africa and potential private sector interest in mass production of bio-pesticides at small-scale level. A key achievement for the project will be its contribution to a safe environment by raising public awareness about pesticide misuse through capacity building of the extension agents, vegetable producers, merchants and consumers. The research project shall provide the basis for comprehensive development interventions aimed at further developing the emerging organic agriculture sector in West Africa.
agronomy; crop husbandry; plant protection; agricultural ecology; organic farming; development cooperation; systems analysis; research and innovation management; environmental protection;
DEV-FORUM Partner Project; organic agriculture; urban makets; West Africa;

Kaufmann, S; Hruschka, N; Vogl, CR (2021): Assessing Stakeholder Participation in Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS).
[20th Organic World Congress 2021, Rennes, France, 06.09.2021 - 10.09.2021]

In: Rahmann G, Rey F, Ardakani R, Azim K, Chable V, Heckendorn F, Migliorini P, Moeskops B, Neuhoff D, Rembiałkowska E, Shade J, Tchamitchian M (eds.), From its roots, organic inspires science, and vice versa. Book of Abstracts of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Insti tut, 236p, Thünen Rep 88; ISBN: DOI:10.3220/REP16299 FullText

Probst, Lorenz; Adoukonou, Adélaïde; Amankwah, Akuffo; Diarra, Aly; Vogl, Christian R.; Hauser, Michael (2010): Factors that foster innovation in urban cabbage production in Cotonou, Accra & Ouagadougou. [Poster]
[Tropentag 2010 - World Food System - A contribution from Europe, Zürich, Switzerland, 14.09.2010 - 16.09.2010]

In: Tielkes, Eric, World food system - A contribution from Europe, Tropentag 2010; ISBN: 978-3-86955-455-6

Probst, Lorenz (2008): Vegetable safety in urban Ghana. A case-study analysis of consumer preferences..

Diplomarbeit am Projekt Internationale Entwicklung, 163; Universität Wien

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