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Rehabilitation of degraded land

Project name

Degraded land rehabilitation project

Location

Bam Province

Local Partner Organisation

Youth Association for the Protection of the Environment and Livestock (AJPEE)

Context

Bam province is one of the least watered areas of Burkina Faso. Soils are poor with low water retention capacity and heavily eroded. 70% of the total area is unsuitable for agricultural, forestry and livestock production and soil recovery remains a problem.

Objective

Increasing the density of the vegetation cover through the promotion of sustainable management of natural resources

Main activities
  • Rectifying degraded soils through appropriate techniques
  • Training farmers in the production of compost
  • Training villagers in the protection and maintenance of tree plantations
  • Setting up a nursery
Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are the people of the target villages whose number is estimated at about 8 000 people. The beneficiaries are represented through Village Development Committees and women’s unions.

Budget

The total budget is set at € 350 000 for the period 2019 to 2023, so € 70 000 per year.

Funding

The projet is funded up to 80% by the Ministry of Foreign and Euopean Affairs and up to 1,5% by the beneficiaries. The remaining 18,5% have to be funded by CPS through donations.