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Burkina Faso is currently developing a strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) based on improving land use planning, securing land rights, improving management of agro-sylvo-pastoral systems, and building capacity. Photo: CAD Productions.

Unlocking economic growth through integrated natural resource planning and governance

Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the West African Sahel, includes sparse and dry forests, woodlands, wooded and shrub savannas, and a large desert area to the North. The country relies heavily on agriculture, yet faces shrinking arable land and increasing soil degradation. Enhancing factors…
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Child in Burkina Faso

Integrated approaches: accelerating women's contribution to food security, reducing deforestation and sustainable cities

Today, the GEF joins the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day. It is an ideal time to reflect on GEF’s efforts to advance the role of women in environmental sectors worldwide. When the GEF adopted its Policy on Gender Mainstreaming in 2011, only a minority of projects…

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