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Table 1 Gross margins in the 0.25 ha corn cultivation plot

From: Economic analysis and food security contribution of supplemental irrigation and farm ponds: evidence from northern Burkina Faso

Item 2013–2014 campaign 2014–2015 campaign 2015–2016 campaign Average
Control (no irrigation) Exp. (with irrigation) Control (no irrigation) Exp. (with irrigation) Control (no irrigation) Exp. (with irrigation) Control (no irrigation) Exp. (with irrigation)
Grain yield (kg) 428 614 229 609 444 689 367 637
Grain sales price (FCFA/kg) 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
Fodder yield (kg) 605 866 394 672 565 733 521 757
Sale price of fodder (FCFA/kg) 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Gross product (FCFA) 62,195 89,197 35,017 83,826 62,938 94,075 53,383 89,033
NPK (FCFA) 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750 5,750
Urea (FCFA) 4,313 4,313 4,313 4,313 4,313 4,313 4,313 4,313
Seeds (FCFA) 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Cost of inputs (FCFA) 11,563 11,563 11,563 11,563 11,563 11,563 11,563 11,563
Gross margin (FCFA) 50,632 77,634 23,455 72,263 51,375 82,513 41,821 77,470
Gross margin difference (F CFA) 27,002   48,809   31,138   35,649