In sub-Saharan Africa, trees are integral part
of the cropping systems, and form a major source of
nutrient to the soil as well vital products to the farmers.
Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the
management and use of wood resources in agroforestry
parks in the Northern Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso.
This study was conducted in eight villages (Baonguen,
Gourango, Godé, Tampélga, Ramonkodogo, Saria,Villy
and Rana) around the Institute of Environment and
Agricultural Research (INERA) of Saria (Burkina Faso).
The method used was direct questionnaire with open and
semi-structured questions. The reasons guiding the
choice of woody trees to preserve in the farms, their
management methods and their uses by farmer were
collected. The results show that all the producers in the
area save woody trees on their farms. In addition, the
reasons guiding the choice of tree species saved are
above all, the supply service (97.5%), and as far as
shrubs are concerned, it is the production of firewood
(41.3%). The management practice for shrubs in the
field is to cut at the base of the trunk. This is done by
100%, 100%, 95% and 5%., during field preparation,
first weeding, second weeding and ridging respectively.
Shrub species in the field are involved in satisfying
various needs of the producers (food, medicinal, etc.).
Agroforestry thus allows farmers who practice it to
harvest in their agrosystems many products that would
otherwise have been harvested from the forest. These
results indicate that agroforestry parks are real supply
areas for timber and non-timber forest products. Thus,
they can guide decision-makers in making decisions
concerning the promotion of the agroforestry park
Keywords : Park Management, Use of Woody Plants, Shrubs in the Field, Burkina Faso.