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Tree foods, nutrition and food security in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso

Researchers

Camilla Audia, Nigel Poole, Alan Dangour

Colleges

LSHTM, SOAS

Description

With the help of a Bloomsbury scholarship, Camilla Audia is conducting research towards her PhD in Burkina Faso on 'Resource management and livelihoods in rural Burkina Faso households'.

Project details

Resources issues include rights, management and utilisation of land and tree products - baobab, shea and neré (African Locust bean) - and livelihood impacts include food security. Camilla is supervised by Nigel Poole and Alan Dangour. The fieldwork is being conducted with local organisations including the NGO TREEAID, who have also contributed to FAO-funded work which examines the determinants of rural people's participation in commercial markets for the same tree products.