Resource Details

Plan Vivo, Restoration of degraded ecosystems in the Sahel Burkina Faso

Project: Available at NO COST Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

Werner Sels,


  • Ondernemers Zonder Grenzen (Entrepreneurs without Frontiers), Belgium


Species Info

  • Acacia albida
  • Acacia nilotica
  • Acacia senegal
  • Acacia seyal
  • Acacia tortilis
  • Balanites aegyptiaca
  • Ziziphus mauritiana


  • This project plans to restore and maintain the Sahelian woodland in northern Burkina Faso by working closely with communities of farmers whose livelihoods are dependent.
  • The main objective is to restore these degraded ecosystems and enhance the productivity of the vegetation for pasture for the benefit of farmers and agro-pastoralists.
  • The lands identified for restoration are old degraded grazing lands. This will be followed by scarification of the soil surface with a hydraulic plow. Assisted natural regeneration by direct sowing of indigenous tree seedlings of shrubs and herbs on degraded lands.

Geographical Region

  • West Africa
  • Country

  • Burkina Faso
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