Sahelian bocage: an integrated approach in Burkina Faso uri icon

abstract

  • The deterioration of the rural landscape in the Sahel region in general has worsenedin the last decades, endangering local populations.? The creation of Sahelian bocage, or live fence perimeters, in this rural landscapeis a way to remedy the problems linked to extensive agriculture and degradationof natural capital.? The concept is based on the creation of bocage perimeters in a mixed regime forenhancing agricultural productivity, increasing fodder and fuel wood availability.? The tree-based farming technique adopted in the Sahel helps farmers cope withclimate change

publication date

  • 2014