Participatory methods to help farmers adapt to climate change

DESERTIFICATION

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Local farmer Ibrahim Mohamedou waters his plants with a watering can at an IFAD-supported nursery, part of an anti-desertification programme near the village of Zabon Mousso. Ibrahim, who has been working on nursery projects such as this one for over ten years, says of his work: ‘I am always encouraged to continue this work when I see my trees growing big. When people don’t look after them it makes me very angry’.

Project initiated to build resilient farming systems

by Samuel Hinneh

“The CGIAR system through the [Research Program on] CCAFS is willing through these kind of projects to generate the scientific knowledge and evidence about agricultural options that can work well in West Africa.” Jules Bayala, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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  • The project is being implemented in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Senegal
  • It aims to use participatory methods to help farmers adapt to climate change

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Author: Dr Raziq

Currently working as Technical Manager Al Ain Dairy Camel Farm, UAE. Before, worked as Prof & Dean Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan. My thematic areas are; research policy, Turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal, extensive livestock production systems. Author is the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES) Founder of the Camel Association​ of Pakistan Organizer of the Group Camel4Life. As a freelance scientist working (as a member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). My focused area of research is the characterization, documentation, and reporting of the indigenous livestock breeds (AnGR) and effort for recognition of the native genetic resources at policy levels. Thinking of natural resources especially, biodiversity and efforts for their judicial use and conservation in the context of climate change and food security is my dream.

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