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Fidelia Bohissou

Fidélia Bohissou was the Communication officer for the Drylands Development (DryDev) Programme based in Burkina Faso. She provided communication support at all levels of the programme including implementation of the communication strategy, coordination of field visits, production of communication materials and liaison with the DryDev partners on programme communication. With over seven years' experience in communication, Fidélia holds a Masters’ Degree in Communication for Development and a Masters’ Degree in project management.

Drylands Development Programme: changed lives in the Sahel

DryDev helped develop farmer-managed natural regeneration in agricultural fields, leading to reforestation with multiple local and exotic species that now contribute to strengthening natural forests and providing woodfuel and food, which can be prepared on the improved cookstoves deployed by DryDev, which reduce fuelwood consumption by two-thirds.

Technologies for land restoration showcased

With Africa lagging behind in efforts to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land, widespread use of innovative technologies is critical for success. Land degradation leads to declines in soil fertility and the loss of productivity and ecosystem...

Restoring drylands and empowering farmers: lessons from the Drylands Development Programme

  Successful land restoration needs human capacity, innovative technologies and mass participation. The countries of the Sahel Region of West Africa are vulnerable to the impact of large-scale environmental and land degradation, poor soil infertility, climate change, population...