Restoring Sahelian Drylands: Practice, Evidence, Lessons and Scaling

24 Jun 2021

This session provides an overview of the practical experience, techniques and results of an “evergreening” approach to dryland restoration in the Sahel. A particular focus is given to Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), but within a more integrated approach, including soil and water conservation. A short video provides testimonies by women and men farmers in villages. The session concludes with messages to financial donors about the lessons learned for scaling out land restoration drawn from experiences in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): agroforestry, burkina faso, evergreening, farmer managed natural regeneration, integrated landscape management, Mali, restoration, Senegal, soil, soil and water conservation, water

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land, Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sahel, Senegal

  • Groundswell International


  • Peter Gubbels

    Director for Action Learning and Advocacy for West Africa, Groundswell International

  • Fatoumata Batta

    Board member, Association Nourrir Sans Détruire, Burkina Faso

  • Tsuamba Bourgou

    Regional Coordinator, West Africa, Groundswell International

  • Fatoumata Diawara

    Malian singer-song writer / actress