How can farmers, local governments and technical services be encouraged to make more intensive and sustainable use of natural resources and optimise the potential benefi ts of State investments in hydro-agricultural,pastoral and forestry infrastructures?
One way of doing this could be to develop binding decentralised conditions for acceptable productive use. This sheet draws on the Charter for irrigated land formulated in the River Senegal Valley in the late 1990s with support from AFD. It identifi es the advantages of collectively defi ned conditions for using developed land, describes the content of a collective land use charter, and explains how such a Charter can be put in place.
This paper is also available in French here.