French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

Publication of “Ecological engineering for sustainable agriculture in arid and semiarid West african regions”

Based on the authors’ and contributors’ experience, West Africa is focused on to illustrate the ecological intensification to agricultural production in the broad sense. Examples from non-African tropical dryland areas worldwide are also discussed to illustrate the potential of agroecological engineering to sustainable land management and therefore to the fight against desertification.

Dominique Masse (Agronomy-Ecology, IRD), Jean-Luc Chotte (Soil Ecology – Microbial Diversity, IRD) and Eric Scopel (Ecological engineering, Cirad), coordinated this Dossier.

The French version is also available at september 2015.