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Working Paper: Potential Contributions to Food Security from Scaling up Agroforestry and Improved Soil and Water Management Practices in Burkina Faso

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February 10, 2014

This paper documents the evidence of the impact and benefits associated with agroforestry and other improved land management practices used by farmers in the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso to cope with land degradation. It identifies opportunities to scale up their adoption to boost crop yields and contribute to increased food security. The report presents a methodology to assess the potential land area suitable for scaling up agroforestry and soil and water conservation practices based on an analysis of soil characteristics, rainfall, land cover, and population density. ...