Land rehabilitation on the central plateau of Burkina Faso and building resilience to climate change through farmer-managed natural regeneration in Niger

Land rehabilitation on the central plateau of Burkina Faso and building resilience to climate change through farmer-managed natural regeneration in Niger

This case study examines adaptation measures that have been implemented in the Sahel region since the 1980s, including farmer­‐managed natural regeneration (FMNR). In Burkina Faso, efforts have been implemented to rehabilitate barren crusted land using contour bunds and improved planting pits. These simple techniques have served to increase the volume of water available to crops; farmers who have invested in these techniques have also improved soil fertility management.

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