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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIRDZ06077

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595-606

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Innovation, result and method demonstration of mobile fodder chopper for optimum exploitation of fodder resources- A case in Mali

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2349-5162

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"Innovation, result and method demonstration of mobile fodder chopper for optimum exploitation of fodder resources- A case in Mali", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.595-606, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRDZ06077.pdf

Abstract

With an objective to demonstrate the innovation , result and method demonstration of mobile fodder choppers for efficient use of the available crop-residues using purposive sampling in the two districts of Koutiala and Bougouni a survey was conducted in 8 villages with 239 farmers from October and December 2015.After the introduction of technology a two-week long demonstration training was organized in Bougouni and Koutiala using the concepts of innovation platform and technology parks three mobile chopper machines were introduced in three villages. An overall 372 persons from 9 villages of Africa rising were trained on use of chopper technology. The middle age group of men and women participated in the training from the selected villages of Koutiala. Chopper demonstration was done using the crop residues of varieties of sorghum, maize, and cowpea. The output of chopped residue was based on the type of crop used. Maize variety Kalo sabae gave less output than dry sorghum variety Grinkan stover. The output from the machine was also dependent on how fast the machine is fed with crop residues. A large majority of men and women farmers reported to mainly collect crop residues for use as animal feed. A large majority of the men and women farmers indicated that crop residues were not cut, and often the crop residues were burnt. A small minority indicated that crop residues were cut using hâche. It was further observed that green fodder was not cut at all. As not many farmers can avail such equipment it is important to make chopper machines available to the farmers through community ownerships.

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Mobile fodder chopper, cost benefit of technology, Mali

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"Innovation, result and method demonstration of mobile fodder chopper for optimum exploitation of fodder resources- A case in Mali", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp595-606, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRDZ06077.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIRDZ06077
Registration ID: 233593
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 595-606
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Innovation, result and method demonstration of mobile fodder chopper for optimum exploitation of fodder resources- A case in Mali", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp595-606, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRDZ06077.pdf




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