Fouta Djallon water project compiled by UN environment, march 2017

Gabu, Guinea-Bissau, female farmers’ group and valley bottom management. Photo by Frank Beernaert.

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 Fouta 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: Wooden fences keep livestock out of vegetable gardens. Photo by Marketta Juppi.

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