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Amical Bè Ôko
Central African Republic
 

Created as a response to land degradation issues resulting from slash-and-burn agriculture, uncontrolled bush fires, and overgrazing, Amical Bè Ôko is a two-village initiative that focuses on reforestation of the degraded banks of the Kpaya River with fruit-bearing trees that are improving local health, nutrition, and food security. Reforestation efforts have restored ecosystem functioning in this once degraded landscape. Bambara groundnuts are combined with oil from the fruit of raffia trees to make protein-rich milk for children, meeting a critical health need in the villages. The initiative has transformed local fishing practices, improved social cohesion, facilitated fresh water access, restored the river shoreline, and responded to a food security crisis, all with local resources. The natural cycles of the Kpaya River have normalized, providing local communities with water access during the dry season.

 

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Village Yamodo pk 150 Route de Sibut

Sibut

Kémo

Central African Republic