This is a brief summary of the well-known Projet Agro-Forestier (PAF) in Burkina Faso, which has had much success promoting rock bunds as a soil and water conservation and harvesting method. One reason for success is considered to be the strong involvement of farmers in the design and building of the bunds, which are basically an improvement of a traditional technique. Another factor is the strength of the bunds. The fact that a few women have also been trained is mentioned, but also that more attention should be given to them considering their important role in agriculture.
This dated report on the Projet Agro-Forestier in Burkina Faso is of historical interest for researchers; there have been a number of more recent publications on PAF.
International Institute for Environment and Development's Conference on Sustainable Development