PONASI2 - Sustainable landscapes and inclusive supply chains

July 2021
July 2024
Project cost
840 000 €
Role in the project
General Coordination


Burkina Faso


Agriculture Agroforestry Spatial Planning Biodiversity Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest ICT


Timber Shea Rice


CERDE - Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Droit de l’Environnement · EU - European Union

Main goals

In the continuation of the PONASI project, the objective here is the achievement of a sustainable management and a social and economic valorization of natural resources of the PONASI landscape, promoting the development of the local economy

Specific objectives

SO1. Commitment to sustainable management of forest resources
SO2. Development of all-season income-generating activities for the benefit of women and a significant contribution to the State's commitments in carbon capture


  • Inhabitants of 4 villages of the 3 rural communes of Bieha, Guiaro, and Nobere located between the Protected Areas
  • An estimation of 150 villages and 60,000 inhabitants in addition to the 30 villages supported by PONASI and the 20 others by WAKANDA


R1. Development of forest areas through effective and sustainable community management and use of forest ecosystems
R2. Sustainable rural economy developed through a structuring of inclusive sectors at the local level (establishment of inclusive sectors for women and youth in targeted villages)
R3. Project management and communication provided and inter-municipal cooperation strengthened


A1. Standardization of a legal, legitimate, fair and equitable community management model
A2. Development and consensual approval of documents for community regulation
A3 Promotion of optimal production and organized comercialization of forest products and services from village conservation areas
A4. Development of an information kit on forestry jobs (development of income-generating forestry activities through market gardening and other agricultural sectors)
A5. Support for the development of improved dolo stoves (mapping, choice of species and establishment of productive water sources and adequate watering devices)
A6. Community involvement for the rehabilitation or reforestation of forest areas (3090ha)
A7. Identification and protection of market gardening areas and supervision of intensive production on 4 ha (support for marketing, rainfed crops adapted to the agro-ecological transition)
A8. Soil and biomass inventory and carbon assessment in village forests and conservation areas
A9. Support for the development of inter-communal cooperation, socio-cultural activities and promotion of solidarity in the periphery of the PONASI PAs (steering committee, mutual solidarity), solar system for household electrification...

Related people

Project Manager / France

Clovis Grinand

PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences (SupAgro, IRD and CIRAD) and specialized in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning (AgroParisTech), he is an expert in land use change monitoring using remote sensing, digital soil mapping and spatial modeling applied to forestry, agronomy and landscape ecology. He is the author of numerous international scientific publications.

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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Project Officer / Energy / Burkina-Faso

Romaric Aouake

Holder of an engineering degree in management of mining, oil and energy activities, Romaric joined Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in January 2018 and currently holds the position of Energy Project Manager for the REDD + Project of Mé. He brings his expertise in the improvement of carbonization techniques and the support of local biomass energy recovery and energy efficiency projects.

Project Officer / Energy / Burkina-Faso

Magloire Sacla Aïde

Design & Mechanical Engineer, specialised in "Energy and industrial technician in mechanical production" from the Ecole Polytechnique of Abomey Calavi (EPAC) in Benin, he brings his expertise in renewable energy including biomass energy recovery and industrial process

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Field and Logistic Coordinator / Forest & REDD+ / Burkina-Faso

Ismaël Nombré

Graduate of a Master's degree in Economics and management option agricultural economy and environment of the University of Koudougou in Burkina Faso. He brings expertise in the management of local development projects, extension of water conservation techniques, land/soil protection and restoration (CES/DRS) and support for income generating activity in the valuation of non-timber forest products

Forestry Advisor / Forest & REDD+ / Burkina-Faso

Ardjata Sontie

Rural Development Engineer, Waters and Forests option at the Rural Development Institute of the Nazi Boni University of Bobo, she conducted research on the production and genetic variability of shea at INERA, and on solutions for adaptation to climate change and the contribution of vegetation to the resilience of the population in WASCAL. She brings her expertise in supporting communities on good management practices and protection of community forests

Project Manager - Agrarian Systems - Territories - Agro-ecology / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Pierre Sutter

Graduate Engineer in Agriculture, Specialized in Agroecology of the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISA), he brings his expertise to the methodological support of the teams on the realization of diagnosis at the scale of the territory and the plot to develop the rules for managing natural resources and co-constructing innovative agricultural practices with producers. Based in Dakar serving West & Central Africa.

Carbon task officer / Forest & REDD+ / France

Lucas Veysman

Agricultural engineer with training in “Agricultural Development” at AgroParisTech. After working on the development of public policies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the Banque de France, he joined the team with his expertise in the decarbonization of agricultural sectors. He is specialized in evaluating the quantities of greenhouse gases emitted, avoided and sequestered during Nitidæ projects. His other mission is to calculate greenhouse gas emissions generated by supplies of tropical products, particularly for sectors sensitive to changes in land use