Green Treasure of the Sahel

"Our ancestors said that cutting trees is wrong…"

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In Burkina Faso, in West Africa, deforestation has reduced income and livelihoods.

Simple steps have helped families deal with the loss of trees and brought their farms back to life.

Green Treasure of the Sahel travels with one family as they go on a journey of discovery across the country to find out how they too can bring life back to their land.

A longer version of Green Treasure of the Sahel is available here.

Read more of CIFOR’s West Africa special:

In Burkina Faso, small solutions and big returns

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