Seasonal Production and Availability of Vegetables from Urban and Peri-Urban Market Gardening in the City of Korhogo (Northern of Cote D’Ivoire)

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Year:
2023
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Market Gardening Perimeters, Urban Agriculture, Vegetables, Korhogo, Cote D Ivoire
Authors:
Sibirina, Soro; Adama, Silue Pagadjovongo; Dramane, Soro; Madeleine, Coulibaly Gnele
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
10
Number:
5
Pages:
73-82
Month:
September
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
A study was carried out on the production and seasonal availability of vegetables in the market gardening perimeters of the city of Korhogo, in the north of Cote d'Ivoire. It was based on a survey carried out in the urban and peri-urban market gardening areas of the city, in the rainy and dry seasons. Random sampling was carried out and the targeted producers were interviewed individually to avoid responses influenced by those around them. The data collected and processed revealed 18 species of vegetables which are divided into 14 genera and 10 families. Leafy vegetables are the most represented species of this flora dominated by the Solanaceae family (4 species). In the rainy season, 16 species are cultivated for their leaves (7 species) and their fruits (7 species) in general, while in the dry season, 16 species are cultivated with a dominance of leafy vegetables (8 species). The market gardening activity is dominated by Ivorian women, more than 95%, who are mostly illiterate and permanent producers. Crop areas are larger in the rainy season (57,476.4 m²), with a dominance of leafy vegetable plots (30,626 m²), on the other hand the areas are smaller in the dry season (41,293.07 m²), with a dominance of fruit-vegetable plots (26,179.07 m²). Farm irrigation sources are mainly wells, with greater use in the dry season. This urban agriculture, which provides income to local populations, deserves technical support to boost this sector of activity.

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