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Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

by webedtior — last modified Nov 13, 2015 08:00 PM
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If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region. Policy makers, researchers, and NGO representatives gathered earlier this year at a workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to discuss strategies on combating food insecurity and adapting to climate change. Attendees at the event—organized by the group Network for Participatory Approaches to Research and Planning (Réseau MARP Burkina)—heard from several of Burkina Faso’s farmers on how they produce food on degraded lands. The farmers and participants provided interesting insights into climate-smart agriculture methods—including how to scale up these practices throughout the nation.

In French with English subtitles

For more information, please contact:

Robert T. Winterbottom
Director, Ecosystem Services Initiative
World Resources Institute
rwinterbottom@wri.org

 

Chris Reij
Senior Fellow
c.p.reij@vu.nl

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