Sahelian bocage: an integrated approach in Burkina Faso
The deterioration of the rural landscape in the Sahel region in general has worsened in the last decades, endangering local populations. The creation of Sahelian bocage, or live fence perimeters, in this rural landscape is a way to remedy the problems linked to extensive agriculture and degradation of natural capital. The concept is based on the creation of bocage perimeters in a mixed regime for enhancing agricultural productivity, increasing fodder and fuel wood availability. The tree-based farming technique adopted in the Sahel helps farmers cope with climate change.
- ICRAF