The perimeter of Kamsé

Olivier Zuchuat – Burkina Faso

On the edge of the Sahara, in Burkina Faso, the village of Kamcé is being destroyed by the effects of creeping desertification. To ensure the village’s survival, the villagers decided to embark on the planning of a perimeter. Armed with shovels and pickaxes, they will build dikes, plant hedges and trees to protect the soil from wind, gully and herds of animals that grass on what little pasture manages to grow.

 

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