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Acacia operation project

Upon request from the Governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Kenya, Niger, Senegal and Sudan, and funded by the Government of Italy through the Trust Fund for Food Safety and Food Security, FAO supplied assistance for the execution of the Acacia Operation project. It supported food security and rural development in the arid lands of involved gums and resins producer countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The project represented the preparatory phase of a ten-year assistance programme to countries and to the regional networks established for the development of the sectors. The development objective of the project was to contribute to sustainable development, food security and the fight against desertification through the promotion and integration of gum and resin production into rural economic activities in Africa. Within this long-term goal, the project had the following immediate objective: strengthen the analytical and operational capacity of six pilot countries to address food security and desertification problems through the improvement of agro-silvo-pastoral systems and the sustainable development of gum and resin sectors. This website presents all the activities and outputs reached by the project in the period 2003-2010.
Type of Case
Arid lands
Forest Type
Degraded forest
Primary Designated Function