Rehabilitation 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 REACH 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 project intervention consists of restoring degraded pastures in the Burkinabe Sahel in close collaboration with local rural communities by re-establishing structure, productivity and tree and grass species diversity originally present in order to enhance the productivity of the vegetation as pasture for the benefit of the pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. Sustainable land-use management of the pastures are promoted through the introduction of local land charters.
The project is located in the Sahel in the North of Burkina Faso. In the first stage of the project three villages in the province of Oudalan are involved with a total of 376 ha and in a later stage other villages in the provinces of Soum and Séno. 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 target communities live in poverty, both in terms of income and resources, and they depend on subsistence and modest income-generating crop and livestock farming activities for their survival.
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March 2019 | Four new villages have recently joined the project: Beiga, Gagara, Ounare and Touro. These add an additional 324 ha of land! More information to follow shortly.