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Burkina Faso. The Power of Resilience.

Roberto Nistri | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with 45% of the population living below the poverty line. A condition that has worsened further in recent years due to climate change. But also from the total dependence of its economy on that of the former colonial power, France. The presence of jihadist groups is also strong, particularly in the north of the country.

In Burkina Faso, an African country considered one of the poorest on the planet, desertification, amplified by global climate change, has made entire districts unusable for agriculture and forcing those who live there to migrate to neighboring states or to Europe.

Some projects implemented by international and local NGOs (such as “Terre Verte") encourage and support traditional farming techniques. By applying a principle of “resilience” to these disastrous changes in the environment, numerous projects aim to make the desertified areas fertile, allowing local communities to cultivate them again. In this way also trying to limit the phenomenon of “environmental migration”.

In other areas of the country climate change has made the duration and intensity of precipitation unpredictable, making it often disastrous and lethal for subsistence farming at least as much as water scarcity.

The radical change in the landscape of Burkina Faso, its flora, and the drought in some areas now become chronic, have in fact erased the presence of the great African fauna in most of its territory.

An International Photography Awards Winner is a Roman graduated in Biological Sciences, who has transformed since more than twenty years his passion for photography into a career. At the beginning as a ”pure and hard ” wildlife photographer. Then, extending his professional prospects to travel and documentary photography. In his many travels he has focused on the documentation of ethnic groups and peoples who are threatened by progress and by particular political and social conditions, in recent years in Ethiopia, Kenya, India, North Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Burkina Faso and Lebanon.

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