Drylands Development Programme: changed lives in the Sahel

Many farming families in dryland Africa have been struggling to feed themselves and lead a decent life. For the last six years, the Drylands Development Programme has been successfully working with communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to help them move from the insecurities of subsistence agriculture to sustainable rural development.

Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and executed by World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and partners in each country, DryDev has developed farmers’ skills on the conservation of water and soil, compost production and soil enhancement, seedling production and reforestation; and established local organizations to better link farmers to markets and financial servic

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