Last July, GRET initiated the implementation of the “Sharing the Sahelian bocage” (BSP) project, working as a partner with Terre verte (in French only), which has been successfully promoting and supporting the implementation of agroecological bocage schemes in Burkina Faso for 25 years. The other project partners are the Zoramb Naagtaaba (AZN) (in French only) inter-village association, the French national research institute for sustainable development (IRD) and the La trame/Ciné Yam (in French only) association.
This three-year project, supported by ECOWAS (as part of the Patae programme, funded by Agence française de développement, will make it possible to develop three new 100-hectare bocage schemes based on the Sahelian bocage concept. The project also plans to produce and distribute educational films with a sustainable local team, to pass on and share bocage agroecology practices.
GRET will be working more specifically on a third component of this project: the study of the agro-environmental and socio-economic effects of implementing agroecological systems responding to the Sahelian bocage concept, and capitalisation of this experience.