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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Bats Guano from Magarawa in Niger: Exploitation, Marketing and Peasant Perception


Volume 32, Issue 3, April 2021, Pages 426–436

 Bats Guano from Magarawa in Niger: Exploitation, Marketing and Peasant Perception

Karimou Ambouta Harouna1, Adamou Didier Tidjani2, Abdou Gado Fanna3, and Guero Yadji4

1 Departement of Soil Science, University Abdou Moumouni Niamey, BP 10960, Niger
2 Departement of Soil Science, University Abdou Moumouni Niamey, BP 10960, Niger
3 Departement of Soil Science, University Abdou Moumouni Niamey, BP 10960, Niger
4 Departement of Soil Science, University Abdou Moumouni Niamey, BP 10960, Niger

Original language: English

Copyright © 2021 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The use of organic manure is very old and practiced both in rainfed cultivation and in horticulture. In Niger it has been reported the presence of another source of organic manure called bat guano which is unknown to the population of the said country. The objective of this study is to describe the sector of guano exploitation in Niger. A series of questionnaires was formulated to describe the system of exploitation and use of bat guano. In addition to the agriculture and environment departments, three groups of stakeholders in the sector, including extractors and sellers, the trader (s) and users of guano were interviewed. The results of the investigations showed that to date, the only production and exploitation site of guano identified is that of Magarawa located in the department of Gouré in the Region of Zinder (Niger). The extraction is done using rudimentary tools (pick, knife, plastic) then bagged 40 and 85 kg. The quantity extracted per year is 332 tons. Marketing is mainly carried out by a single individual and the selling price is 4000 to 5000 FCFA per 85 kg bag of bat guano. The buyers are located in the vicinity of Gouré and the Diffa region, there is also a clientele coming from Nigeria. The users of guano are mainly horticulturalist in oasis basins. One of the biggest buyers is the commune of Guidimouni located in the southwest, 100km from Gouré. We conclude that this exploitation of bald guano is an income-generating activity and requires good organization.

Author Keywords: Guano, Bat, horticulture, Gouré, Balla, Guidmouni, Niger.


How to Cite this Article


Karimou Ambouta Harouna, Adamou Didier Tidjani, Abdou Gado Fanna, and Guero Yadji, “Bats Guano from Magarawa in Niger: Exploitation, Marketing and Peasant Perception,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 426–436, April 2021.