FaReNe Project 2015 – 2019
Farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali face severe challenges, including the fragility and poverty of their soils, losses due to pests and diseases, and adversities related to climate change. The current situation is likely to worsen due to rapid population growth, extensive agriculture and livestock production, undervaluing of local knowledge and low use of improved production technologies. In the face of these challenges, some farmers have developed agroecological innovations that have proven to be locally effective in their specific socio-economic contexts. Several production technologies have also been proposed to manage these biophysical constraints.