Joël Ouedraogo - Executive Director, Fédération Nationale des Groupements Naam (FNGN)
Jean Christophe Yameogo - Former Executive of the Ministry of Agriculture and Consultant
The Burkina Faso media launch of the ODI report and short documentary ‘A Greener Burkina: practical solutions for sustainable farming and improved livelihoods’.
The new report is by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) – the UK’s leading think-tank on development issues. It reveals that Burkina Faso’s subsistence farmers, living on the edge of the Sahel (in the Central Plateau), are leading the fight against climate change - having restored up to 300,000 hectares of degraded land by using traditional farming practices. These farmers have also managed to provide food for half a million people in the area who otherwise would have likely starved.
This event examines how Burkina Faso has become a pioneer in sustainable farming practices, as well as the lessons that can be drawn from Burkina Faso’s experience and how these might translate into practical solutions for sustaining progress in the face of a changing climate for the wider region.