IDMP WA : Implementation, monitoring of demonstration projects

Conventions have been with the CWP of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to allow the implementation of pilot projects in the countries during 2016 and continue the consultation meetings of national and regional platforms in the area of Integrated Drought Management.
The Project Manager has seized the opportunity and visited the pilot villages in the rural town of Gouendo in Mali where Mr. Boureima DIARRA, the mayor of the rural town said that "It is always better to teach us how to fish than to give us the fish". 

Gouendo is a village in the county of Barouéli, Segou region. The Mayor paid tribute to the initiative of the IDMP pilot during the meeting held on February 18, 2016 between the PMT and the local authorities of the 5 villages affected by the pilot project. While welcoming the missionaries, the mayor expressed strong interest to the initiative and reiterated the commitment of the municipality to support as far as possible the implementation of actions.

Traditional leaders thanked the choice of their respective villages. The pilot planned actions are mostly those for the defense and restoration of degraded lands through various techniques such as making grazing, composting, half-moons, stone bunds. They aim at restoring degraded land in 5 targeted villages namely Gouendo, Djiella, Baguini, Baguiba and Nérémikoro under the administration of the town of Gouendo. These new activities for the people of the area will allow undoubtedly contribute to improving the living conditions of the population of the targeted area. There is much expectation that the success of pilot actions will undoubtedly impact in the medium and long terms the daily lives of beneficiaries.