Transformations agraires et nouvelles mobilités autour d'un grand barrage (Bagré au Burkina Faso)

Abstract : Large-scale dam constructions are seen as one of the best solutions to food shortages in Burkina Faso. Indeed, the increase in water resources makes it possible to boost and diversify food production. However, these large dams transform the farming pratices of the villages concerned. Thus, farming zones above the Bagré dam have broken up as a result of the filling of the dam. The intensive farming practised around the compounds and on the banks of the Nakambé, is replaced by an extensive type of farming in the form of fields cultivated in the deep bush; such fields are outside the areas covered by the health centres. During the rainy season, the farmers are obliged to settle down on these fields, thus reducing their chances to have access to health care during a period when food shortage becomes more acute and the consumption of rain water exposes the populations to all sorts of diseases.
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François de Charles Ouedraogo, Pierre Janin. Transformations agraires et nouvelles mobilités autour d'un grand barrage (Bagré au Burkina Faso). Cahiers Agricultures, EDP Sciences, 2004, 13 (4), pp.311-320. ⟨ird-00275238⟩

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