Intensification system by cereal/legume association in the same plot (Sorghum and cowpea)


Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

Low productivity of sorghum cropping systems.

Technical characteristics of the technology :

Sowing of sorghum and cowpea in the same plot with a spacing between the lines of 0.9 to 1m; Provision of grain and fodder (sorghum stem and cowpea tops).

Economic characteristics of the technology

- Acquisition cost :

- Economic profitability :

- Comparative advantage :

Crop diversification; Biological improvement of soil fertility; Increased production and productivity (2 crops on the same area); Good water conservation by reducing evapotranspiration due to cowpea soil cover.

Limits of the technology :

Requires modification of current farming practices.


Technical sheet