Trees and Climate Resilience in Burkina Faso

by Sophie Mbugua
diasso dialia waters tree seedlings at the nezeledoum reesouce centre

Diasso Dialia waters tree seedlings at the Nezeledouan resource center

By Sophie Mbugua

Women at Ziro province, 160 km south of the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou last year with support from international forest research bodies and Burkina Faso’s Institute for Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) set up Nezeledoun resource centre where they are planting tree seedlings and growing vegetables in the thirst stricken area.

According to Catherine Dembele, an associate scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre, fruit and vegetables – like those grown at the resource centers as they provide micronutrients and vitamins lacking in many staple foods.

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Niagnan Aissaha tends to her crops at the resource center


They are also more tolerant to climate extremes and have medicinal value for people and livestock, offering a potential source of income.

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