Poverty has driven people to slash and burn parts of the Fouta Djallon Highlands in West Africa in a practice known as "shifting cultivation". This can lead to land degradation with negative impacts on water sources. Photo taken in Touri near Labé, Guinea, by Marketta Juppi.
Degraded land on a steep slope in Pita, Guinea, in the Fatou Djallon Highlands. Photo by Marketta Juppi.
Souguetta, Guinea: Living fences made of thorns and other plants will replace temporary barbed wire fences designed to keep cattle off crop land. Photo by Mohamadou Diallo.
Gaoual, Guinea: Typical wooden fences around gardens. Photo by Marketta Juppi.