International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research

Original Research Article

Performance of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) in sub-saharan africa using organic and inorganic sources of materials

Pane Jeanne d’Arc Coulibaly*1, Jacques Sawadogo1, Badiori Ouattara1, Wendpouiré Carine Valéa2, Daniel Okae-Anti3, Jean Boukari Legma4 and Emmanuel Compaoré1

1Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique/Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles/ Département de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles et Systèmes de Production (CNRST/INERA/ GRN-SP), 01 BP 476 Ouagadougou 01 Burkina Faso
2Institut Polytechnique Privé Shalom (IPS) de Ouagadougou, 11 BP 1435 CMS Ouagadougou 11 – Burkina Faso
3University of Cape Coast, Ghana
4Université Saint – Thomas – d’Aquin (USTA), Faculté des Sciences et Technologies,06 BP 10212 Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso.

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Pane Jeanne d’Arc Coulibaly

Jacques Sawadogo

Badiori Ouattara

Wendpouiré Carine Valéa

Daniel Okae-Anti

Jean Boukari Legma

Emmanuel Compaoré

Article Number: IJAPR.20.013  |   Pages: 124-136  |   Vol. 8 (5), October 2020   |   DOI:

 Received: August 12, 2020  Accepted: October 5, 2020  Published: October 19, 2020


The decline in soil fertility is a fundamental impediment to agricultural growth and a major reason for food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to identify the best management practice applicable to organic manures (OM) and inorganic fertilizers (IF) for sustainable production. It was conducted in 2018-2019 in Burkina Faso using a Randomized Complete Block Design with six treatments in three replications. The applied treatments were: T1 (control); T2 (simple compost), T3 (Piliostigma reticulatum leaves compost), T4 (T2 + ½ IF), T5 (T3 + ½ IF) and T6 (IF). The effects of these treatments were evaluated on soil properties (C, N, P, K) and sorghum grain yield using XLSTAT version 2014.5.03 software. The results showed that the incorporation of O Min soil increased significantly soil pH and its properties. The combined application of OM with IF decreased soil properties but it contributed to increase significantly sorghum yield specifically under the combined application of simple compost with IF. Under an exclusive use of IF and the control plot, soil C decreased with consequent decline in soil pH and nutrients content. Also, under the combined incorporation of P. reticulatum compost with IF, sorghum yield decreased. Therefore, appropriate application of inorganic and organic fertilizers is needed to increase soil organic matter and maintain its productivity


NPK + urea fertilizer, piliostigma reticulatum, Simple compost, sustainable production, sorghum yield.

How to Cite this Article

Coulibaly PJA, Sawadogo J, Ouattara B, Valéa WC, Okae-Anti D, Legma JB, Compaoré E (2020). Performance of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) in sub-saharan africa using organic and inorganic sources of materials. Int J. Agric. Pol. Res. 8(5):124-136.

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