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A Farmer-led Programme to Enhance Water Management, Food Security, and Rural Economy Development in the Drylands of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya: Final Report

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Rural populations living in the drylands of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa face many biophysical and socio-economic challenges including important water stress exacerbated by climate change, declining soil fertility, increased deforestation and degradation due to agricultural expansion, rapid population increase, charcoal production and poverty.
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    World Agroforestry




    rural population, water management, food security, economic development


    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya

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