Book — xiv, 80, xv, 89 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 19 cm. + 1 videodisc (28 min. : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
"Over 20 years ago, concerned development agencies began working with farmers' groups in Burkina Faso and Kenya using a new, participatory approach - promoting simple, appropriate measures. In the early 1990s, two videos, 'Looking after our Land' and 'Building on Traditions' recorded these new approaches. More People, More Trees goes back to the same communities, and same development workers in these two countries, and documents what has altered 20 years later. The film shows spectacular changes: most obviously more trees planted and protected by the people themselves, aided and encouraged by continuing community participation in agricultural change in these two sub-Saharan African countries. The ... book expounds upon the powerful messages in the film and describes the technologies employed by the communities, provides hard data to support their testimonies, and looks at the current challenges of sustainable land management in the context of climate change. The film, in English and French, is aimed at a broad audience including farmers. The book and film package will also inform development policy makers, agricultural extension workers, NGO workers, students and the wider development community about a notable achievement in participatory agricultural development"--Container.