Action Against Desertification

Training workshop on FAO’s Market Analysis and Development approach

Important step in support of development of value chains for forest products


Kaya - From 28 November to 1 December 2016, FAO conducted a training workshop in Kaya, Burkina Faso, to support the implementation of its “Market Analysis and Development” approach in countries involved in Action Against Desertification. 

Twenty participants, including extension officers, coordinators and other field staff from Burkina Faso, Haïti, Niger and Senegal attended the workshop, following presentations on the theory of the approach, as well as practical exercises in groups and a half-day field visit to gather data for group work from local markets. 

This training is an important step in support of the development and diversification of value chains for forest products, such as gums and resins, honey and fodder. Value chains can play a vital role in improving livelihoods and resilience by promoting the establishment of community-based enterprises for income generation, a key objective of Action Against Desertification. At the same time, they can be an incentive for sustainable management and restoration of dryland forests and landscapes.

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