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Amadou KEITA

Lecturer-Researcher
International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering

Mr. KEITA has a Master in Physics & chemistry from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. He also holds a PhD degree in Land and Water Development from Wageningen University and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands. He is the current President of the NGO “Au Secours Mon Arbre” (ASMA) working for forest development and environmental restoration. He is a Lecturer-Researcher in irrigation and drainage at 2iE.

Biography

Mr. Amadou KEÏTA followed his primary education in Mali at the “Lycée Askia Mohamed”. He obtained his engineering degree in Civil Engineering/Hydraulic Option at the National School for Engineers (ENI-Bamako). He specialized in Agricultural Engineering at the Inter-States School for Rural Equipment Engineers (EIER, now 2iE) , and after that, he joined in 1992 the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in a project on irrigation performance assessment and diagnosis in Burkina Faso and Niger.
From 1997 to 2006, Mr. KEÏTA became the sub-regional coordinator of the FAO project GCP/RAF/340/JPN, the activities of which focused on the development and experimentation of sustainable low-cost and water efficient small irrigation systems. The irrigation systems were designed to use simultaneously surface water and shallow groundwater for small scale farming. Three countries were targeted by the activities: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Mr. KEITA has a Master in Physics & chemistry of the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. He also holds a PhD degree in Land and Water Development of Wageningen University and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands. He is the current President of the NGO “Au Secours Mon Arbre” (ASMA) working for forest development and environmental restoration. He is a Lecturer-Researcher at 2iE (www.2ie-edu.org).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Agricultural engineering, Forest engineering, Crop science, Botany, Efficient and sustainable irrigation & drainage technologies, Rural Survey, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Renewable energy

Personal Interests

    Jogging, Walking, Travelling, Exploration

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Books

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Articles

Irrigation and Drainage

WASO: AN INNOVATIVE DEVICE TO UNCOVER INDEPENDENT CONVERGING OPINIONS OF IRRIGATION SYSTEM FARMERS


Published: Jan 21, 2019 by Irrigation and Drainage
Authors: AMADOU KEÏTA , MAHAMADOU KOÏTA, DIAL NIANG, BRUNO LIDON
Subjects: Agricultural Science, Statistics, Water Science & Engineering

Many development projects fail due to farmers’ individual antagonistic strategies. Group surveys often fail to capture underlying individual motivations. Innovated from the African game called Awale and the Japanese abacus named Soroban, the WASO was used to assess opinions in the Baguinéda Irrigation Scheme (Mali) for rice cultivation and the sugar cane company of SUCAF-CI (Côte d’Ivoire). © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.