Reportage: Burkina Faso: Collectives and Cotton: Collectives and Cotton

Farmers in Tanlili have revived two ancient techniques to protect the land against erosion and increase their yield. Here they construct small dikes along level lines in order to retain rainwater in their fields and prevent it from rapidly flowing off the land to the temporary rivers that run across the savanna during the rainy season. Tanlili, Burkina Faso.Photo © J.B. Russell
Collectives and Cotton, June 2004

Farmers in Tanlili have revived two ancient techniques to protect the land against erosion and increase their yield. Here they construct small dikes along level lines in order to retain rainwater in their fields and prevent it from rapidly flowing off the land to the temporary rivers that run across the savanna during the rainy season.  

Tanlili, Burkina Faso. 

Photo © J.B. Russell