The advantages of this improved stove are that it is less of a fire hazard, it smokes significantly less than an open fire resulting in less cases of irritated eyes and lungs as well as clothes remaining cleaner. - - Amanagement des Fà?ets et Gestion de Terroirs du Wallo (phase II): GCP/SEN/044/NET. This project centres on forest and village territory management near the Senegal rivier, in the northern region of Senegal. Irrigated (rice) fields are widespread near the river, which has contributed to deforestation. With a participatory approach, the project stimulates villagers to formulate an integrated plan for the village territory and the adjoining remaining forest, taking into account agricultural, pastoral and forestry aspects. The project provides organizational and technical training. Dagana and Podor are two (of the four) departments in this project. The multi-purpose garden has become rather popular in villages of those deparments. The villagers, particularly groups of women and young men, lay out a garden, around which they plant trees for protection against the wind and the sun. All sorts of horticultural products that can improve local living conditions are grown in these plots, usually situated on the edge of the village. The characteristics of each garden depend on the local situation and the imagination of the persons in charge. Some even have bee-hives. A course on agrarian studies has been included in the school curriculum in Podor to explain the multi-purpose gardens in their village.(18802-18818).