The Web Foundation starts work on the Web-alliance for Regreening in Africa (W4RA) during the first week of February, with Steve Bratt and Stephane Boyera doing field investigations and planning with our partners in Burkina Faso.
Leveraging the Web, mobile phones, community radio and local expertise, W4RA will expand the collection and sharing of knowledge on how to grow trees and crops in the desert using local ideas and tools. A handful of innovative farmers possess this knowledge now. The Web Foundation train local experts to spread this knowledge to thousands of farmers across the Sahel and beyond. Farmers, families, communities and the environment will benefit.