Rehabilitation & Sustainable Management of the Sahel – Burkina Faso // GO BACK
The project aims to rehabilitate and sustainably manage degraded pastures in the Sahel.
The objective of the project “Rehabilitation and sustainable management by AGED Italia of degraded pastures in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso” is to reverse degradation of pastures and foster sustainable land management of the pastures in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.
The objective of the project “Rehabilitation and sustainable management by AGED of degraded pastures in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso” is to reverse degradation of pastures and foster sustainable land management of the pastures in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. The project is part of a larger program BKF/017 “Livestock Improvement Project of the Zebu Azawak and sustainable management of pastoral resources” implemented by the Ministry in charge of Animal Resources in Burkina Faso with finance from Lux Dev aiming to rehabilitate a total pasture surface of 7250 hectares.
The NGO AGED together with another NGO, REACH Italia, are involved in the implementation of the BKF/017 program. In order to enhance the sustainability of the project’s impact in the longer term at the end of the BKF/017 program, a Plan Vivo project has been formulated for each of the NGO’s REACH Italia and AGED. Both Plan Vivo projects will include the communities with which each NGO collaborated within the framework of the BKF/017 program.
Natural rehabilitation of degraded pastures will include working with communities to identify and demarcate community pasture areas and the direct seeding of naturalized tree, shrub and herbaceous species. Based on the new Rural Land Tenure Law (N°034-2009/AN) enabling legal recognition of rights legitimated by customary rules and practices, local land charters will be defined. These local land charters will allow capacity building of communities to develop and implement appropriate controls of pasture use.
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Bani and Dori municipalities
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September 2018 | To reduce the tension between herders and farmers in neighbouring communities, ONG-AGED has recently established mediation agreements between these groups. This will help reduce any conflict and potential risks to the conservation project. Read more.
April 2018 | After a monitoring programme by AGED, local governments have permitted the drilling and installation of three water pumps in pastoral areas. These will provide clean drinking water for breeders and others in the communities of Okuna, Bangléongo and Sarana. These areas are especially short of drinking water. Read more