Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Photo Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Experts’ advice on woodfuel governance in Burkina Faso

A woman cooking with both firewood (left) and charcoal (right) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (Photo: J. Arevalo) By Susan Onyango Most people in sub-Saharan Africa depend on wood fuels as their main source of household energy. The same is true in Burkina Faso, where about 80% of the population cooks with charcoal or firewood or both…. Read more »

C. Adjehi (ICRAF)

Photo C. Adjehi (ICRAF)

Towards climate-smart agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire

by Mathieu Ouédraogo, Cheick Mbow, Christophe Kouamé To prepare the implementation of climate-smart Agriculture, it is necessary to build the capacity of national Ivorian stakeholders.   Agriculture plays an important role in the economic and social development of West African countries. It employs 60% of the working population, and makes a significant contributionto GDP (35%)… Read more »