Dominique Masse

Dominique Masse
Institute of Research for Development | IRD · Environment and Resources Department

Directeur de Recherche

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Introduction
Co-Director of the international joint Laboratory “Ecological intensification of agricultural soils in West Africa”.Dakar, Sénégal. Soil fertility management in tropical agrocosystem -Soil organic matter decomposition -Soil organic inputs as soil fertilizers or amendments -Municipal wastes recycling in peri-urban cropping systems Ecological engineering in Sub-saharan agro-ecosystems

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Soil organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) contents have an essential role in soil fertility, but they may be affected by salinity, which is especially responsible for land degradation in arid and semiarid regions. The objective of this work was to study the ability of visible and near infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (VNIRS) to predict soil...
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Plant invasion may have significant ecological and socio-economic impacts across agroecologies. Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) is one of the world’s most invasive plants albeit it is considered a suitable fallow plant in West Africa. However, its impacts on soil biological processes are poorly understood. This study was conducted in intermingled...
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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is essential for the productivity of agroecosystems and for mitigating climate change. Because the SOC contents of sandy soils are usually small, the effects of agricultural management upon SOC stocks in such soils have been insufficiently studied. In West sub-arid Africa, the coarse-textured soils (mostly Arenosols) are d...
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Dataset used for a paper published in Regional Environmental Change (2021) "Estimates of carbon stocks in sandy soils cultivated under local management practices in Senegal’s groundnut basin". Data comprised Sheet 1: Measured data (total carbon content, pH in water, pH in 1M KCl, 5 textural fractions for soil samples collected at 0-10 cm and 10-3...
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The nitrogen and carbon cycles are fundamental ecosystem processes influenced by several factors including soil type and other abiotic factors, plant species, grazing and soil organisms. Herbivores profoundly influence the functioning of ecosystems and the recycling of nutrients in interaction with plants in natural ecosystems. This study focuses o...
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This dataset is composed of qualitative data related to barriers and actions to boost soil carbon sequestration in France and Senegal. These data were produced in 2018. The dataset is related to : Demenois, J., E. Torquebiau, et al. (2020). "Barriers and Strategies to Boost Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture." Frontiers in Sustainable Food...
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The Paris Agreement calls for limiting global warming below 2°C. The “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for food security and climate” was launched in 2015 to increase soil organic carbon sequestration with three objectives: mitigation of climate change, adaptation to climate change and improved food security. One of the challenges of the Initiative rel...
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Résumé Description du sujet. En zones urbaines et périurbaines d’Afrique de l’Ouest semi-aride, les cultures maraîchères se pratiquent sur les arénosols du fait des apports répétés d’associations de divers Produits Résiduaires Organiques (PRO). Ainsi, une étude a été réalisée en mars et avril 2019 sur l’application de ces produits en maraîchage. O...
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The productivity levels of two arenosol (Ar40) and fluvisol (FL40) fields that had been cultivated for over 40 years were compared to that of fields with the same soils located nearby but never previously cultivated, i.e. Ar0 and FL0, respectively. Application of poultry manure (PM) and sewage sludge (SS) were compared to a mineral fertilizer (T100...
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Crop production is limited by low soil fertility in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), particularly by P deficiency due to strong fixation by Fe and Al oxyhydroxides. Organic amendments are known to increase P availability in fertilizer and in such soils by different mechanisms. This study investigated the effect of adding farmyard manure (FYM) versus miner...
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Nutrient availability is a major limitation of the production of West African mixed farming systems. The fertility of these systems was traditionally sustained by fallowing, and nutrient transfers by livestock from savanna to croplands. However, demographic growth and socio-economic constraints require the agro-ecological intensification of these s...
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The Paris agreement calls for limiting global warming well below 2°C. In this context, the “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” was launched with a threefold objective: to contribute to the mitigation of and to the adaptation to climate change and to improve food security through soil organic carbon sequestration. One of the...
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L’agroécologie est, de manière croissante, évoquée au cœur des discussions internationales sur le devenir des systèmes agricoles et alimentaires dans le monde, en apparaissant comme une des réponses pertinentes aux grands défis globaux en matière de développement économique et social et d’environnement, largement reflété́ dans les Objectifs de Déve...
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Land management and global warming affect the dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) and nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). The effects depend on the type of SOM and on the temperature sensitivity of the SOM mineralization. There is insufficient data on tropical soils, which generally have low nutrient availability, to be able to pre...
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Anaerobic digestion is a biochemical process that occurs naturally in the absence of oxygen. It is used commonly in developing countries to produce both energy and biofertilizers. Objective: The purpose of this work was to study the anaerobic digestion of green macroalgae (Ulva lactuca and Codium tomentosum), which cause severe environmental proble...
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Livestock-driven nutrient flows are the main sources of soil and crop fertilization in West African agro-sylvo-pastoral landscapes. They result from nutrient recycling between farm activities and the spatial transfer of nutrients within the landscape. "Extensive" systems, based on livestock mobility are tending to be replaced by more "intensive" sy...
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Although in agronomy most model-based simulations explore future agro-ecosystems, we used a simulation model to explore past agro-ecosystems, which was particularly useful in a context where historical quantitative data on nutrient flows are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an agrarian transition on the reorganization of n...
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L’agriculture climato-intelligente (Climate Smart Agriculture) vise à lutter contre le changement climatique et à s’y adapter tout en combattant l’insécurité alimentaire. À Madagascar, différentes pratiques agricoles ont été testées depuis une vingtaine d’années par des organisations non gouvernementales et des institutions de recherche afin d’accr...
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Animal wastes may be promoted as an alternative to mineral fertilizers that remain unaffordable to the overwhelming part of smallholder farmers in Sub-saharan Africa. However for an efficient use, mechanisms that underly their impact on crops should be well understood. This study was conducted in mesocosm to evaluate impacts of two ways of composte...
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Climate smart agriculture is presented as a solution to alleviate food insecurity, mitigate climate change and contribute to climate change adaptation. In Madagascar, different sustainable agricultural practices were implemented in the last 20 years by many non-governmental organizations in order to increase crop yields, maintain soil fertility and...
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An experiment was conducted over nine months in a field system in northern Senegal in order to determine the effects on soil nitrogen (N) cycling and the microbial biomass-C properties of five plant species proposed for the Senegalese Great Green Wall (GGW): Acacia senegal (L.) Willd., Acacia tortilis var. raddiana (Savi) Brenan, Balanites aegyptia...
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In this study we examined the case of the Sereer populations in the Senegalese groundnut basin. Whereas the landscape already seemed to be saturated in 1960, the population of his part of Senegal doubled from 1963 to 2009. Adaptation strategies differed according to the village. Their common feature is the increase in the transhumance of cattle. In...
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Cette etude a porte sur les sols et la vegetation herbacee d’une savane pâturee au Burkina Faso. Elle decrit les effets du pâturage sur la biomasse herbacee et sur les parametres chimiques et biologiques des sols. Pour ce faire, des couples de parcelles (protegees et non protegees du pâturage) ont ete installes dans les facies des quatre especes de...
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An experiment was conducted over nine months in a field system in northern Senegal in order to determine the effects on soil nitrogen (N) cycling and the microbial biomass-C properties of five plant species proposed for the Senegalese Great Green Wall (GGW): Acacia senegal (L.) Willd., Acacia tortilis var. raddiana (Savi) Brenan, Balanites aegyptia...
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Dans la zone soudano-sahélienne du Burkina Faso, les associations mixtes céréales-légumineuses dominent les surfaces cultivées annuellement. Cependant, les rendements sont faibles et ne couvrent souvent pas les besoins alimentaires des exploitations qui les pratiquent. Afin d'améliorer la productivité de ces associations, il est nécessaire de compr...
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Biomass recycling plays a major role in the functioning and sustainability of agro-silvo-pastoral ecosystems in West Africa. However, farming systems must adjust rapidly to changing landscapes. This abstract describes an Agent-Based Model (ABM) that analyzes nutrient (N) cycles within the village “terroir” agro-ecosystem to assess how changes in la...
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Soil microbial biomass carbon (MBC), β-glucosidase, acid phosphatase and fluorescein diacetate (FDA) activities and bacterial community structure were assessed in a long-term (26 years) experiment , at physiological stages of sorghum growth, comparing different management methods for organic (manure, straw residues) and inorganic (urea) amendments...
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A few species of shrubs grow with dryland row crops in farmers' fields throughout the Sahel and can significantly increase crop yield. The presence of shrub roots and litter inputs should have implications for soil nutrient pool sizes but there is limited information on the interactions of these shrubs with microbial communities involved in biogeoc...
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Description du sujet. Le maraichage est particulièrement développé au sein de l’agriculture urbaine et périurbaine dans la région de Dakar. L’application répétée de matières organiques dans ces agrosystèmes engendre sur le long terme de forts apports d’éléments traces métalliques (ETM). Objectifs. L’objectif est de diagnostiquer la contamination en...
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Description of the subject. Urban and periurban market gardening is widespread in the Dakar area of Senegal. Repeated long-term application of organic matter results in high inputs of trace elements (TE). Objectives. The aim is to assess TE contamination in suburban agrosystems. Method. At four sites, we compared the Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd content in th...
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Zai is an agricultural practice that allows the cultivation of abandoned degraded soils. An experiment was conducted from 2006 to 2012 in Burkina Faso to assess the impact of this practice on the production of sorghum and cowpea, as well as on the biological properties of soils. The experiment was set up according to a factorial experimental design...
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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is a drought-tolerant cereal commonly grown for grain and fodder in arid areas throughout the world. Senegalese millet fields are infested with Helicotylenchus. The native evergreen woody shrub Piliostigma retic-ulatum is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. Its coppiced residues are used by small farmers as m...
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La gestion appropriée des sols cultivés peut permettre un stockage de carbone, en plus de l’avantage supplémentaire du maintien du niveau de fertilité qui en résulte. L’objectif de cette étude est d’appréhender l’influence réelle de pratiques culturales sous niébé ou sorgho dans le système zaï, sur l’évolution et l’organisation des teneurs de carbo...
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Organic wastes (OW) spreading improve soil fertility, but can induce negative effects on agroecosystems, due to the presence of contaminants such as trace elements (TE). This study aims to evaluate the impacts of two doses (20 and 60 T.ha -1 ) of sewage sludge and poultry manure on the availability of four trace elements (Ni, Cd, Cr and Pb) in aren...
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In the context of environmental and socio-economic changes, sub-Saharan African countries will have to ensure their food security, while reducing its environmental footprint. It is assumed that to take up the challenge of climate smart agriculture, it is necessary to intensify ecological processes of agrosocioecosystems at the scales of the soil-pl...
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Climate smart agriculture is presented recently as a solution for food security and climate change impacts. In Madagascar, different sustainable agricultural practices were implemented in the next 20 years by many NGOs in order to increase crop yield, to maintain soil fertility and to increase household income. These practices are conservation agri...
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Ce chapitre résume les enjeux autour du cycle biogéochimique de P, les déterminants de la biodisponibilité du phosphore des sols pour les cultures, et les moyens mobilisables pour gérer de façon durable leur nutrition phosphatée. De nombreux sols des régions inter-tropicales sont Iimitants en P, en raison de leur fort pouvoir fixateur et de leur fa...
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Descition of IRD implication in agroecology throught the diffrents IRD supportive tools
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of anthropogenic activities such as the application of urban waste on agricultural land which can promote the emergence and/or spread of pathogens. An assessment was conducted on the influence of spreading raw municipal waste on soil bacterial communities and the abundance of opportunistic h...
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The development of urban agriculture as market gardening is essential because it can provide food and incomes for growing populations. But urban market gardening systems are hampered by various constraints, among which is difficult access to mineral and organic fertilizer inputs. Urban areas offer a diversity of organic resources that could be used...