Handover is guaranteed
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Faye, Mamadou. 1998. Handover is guaranteed. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Mamadou Faye, of the Eaux et Forêts (Forestry department) in Mbacké, Senegal, writes about the results of close collaboration between the NGO SOS Sahel, government services and local villagers. 'The area where we live is wooded savannah, now...
Mamadou Faye, of the Eaux et Forêts (Forestry department) in Mbacké, Senegal, writes about the results of close collaboration between the NGO SOS Sahel, government services and local villagers. 'The area where we live is wooded savannah, now seriously deforested. There are only grazing plants left (Faidherbia albida, Acacia spp., Balanites aegyptiaca); virtually all the species with an industrial value have disappeared. The NGO organised discussion meetings and awareness building sessions to encourage people to plant and nurture young seedlings. Groups were trained in tree nursery techniques. Every year, small enclosed plantations (0.5 to 1 hectare) of Euphorbia balsamifera were planted.' Mr Faye also mentions the digging of two wells, opening up market garden plots, the purchase of a millet mill, and the construction of two health posts. He concludes by saying that 'when the project ended in 1994, this did not stop village leaders from continuing their planting activities, under the leadership of Mrs Cazaty, who, with the support of the Forestry Department, carries on the good work of working for the welfare of our rural people.'
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