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More People, More Trees / Plus de gens, plus d'arbres

Over 20 years ago, concerned development agencies began working with farmers' groups in Burkina Faso and Kenya using a new, participatory approach - promoting simple, appropriate measures. In the early 1990s two videos, 'Looking after our Land' and 'Building on Traditions' recorded these new approaches. More People, More Trees goes back to the same communities, and same development workers in these two countries, and documents what has altered 20 years later. The film shows spectacular changes: most obviously more trees planted and protected by the people themselves, aided and encouraged by continuing community participation in agricultural change in these two sub-Saharan African countries. The accompanying book expounds upon the powerful messages in the film and describes the technologies employed by the communities, provides hard data to support their testimonies, and looks at the current challenges of sustainable land management in the context of climate change.

Ce livre et ce film font part d´une expérience positive dans la participation de communautés au changement dans l´agriculture au Burkina Faso et au Kenya. Dans le film, les paysages racontent leur propre histoire et le livre d´accompagnement explique les messages forts du film et décrit les technologies utilisées par les communautés. Il fournit des données convaincantes pour appuyer les témoignages et énumère les défis actuels de gestion durable de la terre dans le contexte du changement climatique.

In English and French / en anglais et en français.

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