STRUCTURING THE LOCAL CEREALS SECTOR
Burkina Faso, Boulkiemde Province, Kokologho
October 2017 – June 2019
ADESAF and Comité Sul Baoré
500 producers, 80 processors, 60 young people in training, 2000 sensitized inhabitants
CORE OF THE PROJECT
A cereal deficit that accentuates malnutrition
The province of Boulkiemdé is characterized by a harsh and dry climate that strongly influences the agropastoral production of the municipality, and consequently, the nutritional quality of the food of its population, which face cereal deficits. The agriculture practiced in this area is a subsistence agriculture with a low productivity which is constantly decreasing due to the effect of climate change. In the village of Kokologho, the phenomenon of malnutrition and undernutrition is very important in the poorest sections of the population. However, the processing of local products is a highly profitable activity that would be suitable for women.
A sector as a springboard for development
The project aims at making the family farming sector of Kokologho able to feed the rural market of Kokologho (32,000 inhabitants) in a sustainable way by producing cereals locally will limit imported cereals.
Sector and agroecology
Strengthening the structure of the cereals and agroecology sector through an awareness, training and support program.
Transformation and processing
Set up a multi-product processing unit with different stages: the creation of a cooperative, the setting up of a distribution network and the carrying out of studies to determine the products to be processed and the economic viability of sales activity.
Raising awareness about “local consumption” and especially local products sold by the processing unit by organizing local product promotion campaigns and film screenings.
The members of the project selection committee particularly appreciated this project because it acts on the entire sector: from production to consumption through processing. Also commended was the commitment to the employment of young people and women.Céline and AnabelleEmployees of SEED Foundation in partnership with ADESAF
80 women in Kokologho become part of a cooperative and see their income increase by 30%
10% of the population says they have changed their eating habits and consume local foods
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