Water management in the Sahelian Environment (Phase I, II and III)

Water management in the Sahelian Environment (Phase I, II and III)

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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Dates / Project duration

January 2013 - December 2013 / 1 years

Field of action :

Integrated and sustainable management of water resources

Branch :


Location :

Phase I: Region of Guié, Department of Dapélogo, Province of Oubritenga, Burkina Faso Phase II: Village of Filly, Province of Yatenga, Burkina Faso

Project sponsor(s) :

Mission Enfance


Phase I: 2008 – 2009

The aim was to develop 100 hectares of bocage in the Guié region of Burkina Faso. This area, making a land territory in the savannah, enabled the optimization of the agrarian surface area, reforestation through the planting of hedges and participation in the establishment of a true Sahelian bocage which saved the little water available in the dry season in this arid region. The water, thus preserved, was subsequently used for local cultivation and enabled improved infiltration to the water tables.

Phase II: 2011 – 2012

Further development of 100 hectares of bocage in the Ouahigouya region in Northern Burkina Faso.

Phase III: 2013 - 2014

This third phase resulted in the development of the Filly Farm and neighbouring farmers thus contributing towards:

- controlling runoff waters flowing abundantly outside bocage zones,

- carrying out a feasibility study on the new Gourbaré bocage zone and its surveying,

- building administrative premises of 74m2 and fitting them out with furniture

- producing trees and bushes at the farm's nursery to replace dead bushes in the bocage area's hedges and protect crops (shelter belt) and introducing high trees to the surrounding fields,

- practising rational grazing in the fallow fields around the bocage area by using electric fencing and educating farmers.

- Continue farmer awareness and education with land management and bulli techniques.