Plan Vivo, Restoration of degraded ecosystems in the Sahel Burkina Faso
This project plans to restore and maintain the Sahelian woodland in northern Burkina Faso by working closely with communities of farmers whose livelihoods are dependent.
Goals & Approach
The main objective is to restore these degraded ecosystems and enhance the productivity of the vegetation for pasture for the benefit of farmers and agro-pastoralists. The lands identified for restoration are old degraded grazing lands. This will be followed by scarification of the soil surface with a hydraulic plow. Assisted natural regeneration by direct sowing of indigenous tree seedlings of shrubs and herbs on degraded lands.
The document is a project idea note, thus there is no reported takeaways. Yet, the document does identify that at the conclusion of the practices noted above the project will be an increased focus on policy, particularly local ones that address land tenure and use, in order to ensure long-term sustainability.
Plan Vivo. December 2015. "Rehabilitation and sustainable management by AGED of degraded pastures in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso" Accessed: June 2020
- Ondernemers Zonder Grenzen (Entrepreneurs without Frontiers), Belgium