Rain, Forest and People

The project "Rain, Forest and People" aims to strengthen communities' resilience through better management of water resources, trees and soil.


The massive deforestation currently taking place in Senegal has resulted in soil impoverishment, a decline in crop production and in farmers' incomes, which ultimately leads to the pauperization of rural communities. As a result, rural communities are forced to abandon their land and to move to the periphery of the cities.

Through a combined intervention in rainwater resource management, reintroduction of agroforestry islands, and community capacity building, we are able to stop this vicious circle.

This ecosystem approach to the problems of Senegalese farmers will promote a multifaceted rebalancing of production conditions and will be accompanied by a rapid and sustainable improvement in the nutrition and living conditions of all the beneficiary communities.


Component 1: Rainwater Harvesting - Cistern Calabash 5'000L


Component 2: Farmer agroforestry


Component 3: Territorial Diagnosis


Component 4: Anti-erosion strip


Component 5: Trainings


Component 6: Participatory Mapping


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International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)

International Environment House 2

Chemin de Balexert, 9 I 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva CH

T: +41 22 797 41 57

E: secretariat@irha-h2o.org



Account: 17-198970-3
IBAN: CH15 0900 0000 1719 8970 3


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