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Support the resilience of rural populations affected by the food crisis in Burkina Faso by building pastoral and market gardening wells, boreholes and boulis

Support the resilience of rural populations affected by the food crisis in Burkina Faso by building pastoral and market gardening wells, boreholes and boulis

Full title of the project:

Support the resilience of rural populations affected by the food crisis in the North, North Central, West Central, Mouhoun and Sahel regions by building pastoral and market gardening wells, boreholes and boulis

Target areas:

North, North Central, West Central, Boucle du Mouhoun and Sahel regions

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 269 004
01/12/2012-30/03/2015
Project code:
OSRO/BKF/208/AUS
Objective:

To strengthen the resilience of populations to climate change and improve food security.

Key partners:

The technical services of the Ministries of Agriculture, Food Security, as well as Animal and Water Resources and Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 997 households

Activities implemented:
  • Built 39 market gardening wells and rehabilitated a total land area of 9.75 ha for market gardening production around the wells.
  • Provided training to local communities on water management and improved production techniques (off season market gardening, compost techniques, land management, etc.).
  • Built three boulis to facilitate irrigation and rehabilitated a land area of 1 ha for market gardening and rice production around each bouli.
  • Built four pastoral wells enabling access to drinking water for an estimated 2 400 heads of cattle.
  • Built 27 boreholes enabling access to drinking water for an estimated 16 200 heads of cattle.
  • Held a workshop with about 40 participants on project results and lessons learned.
Impact:
  • Introduced vegetable and/or crop production that contribute to improving the living conditions of populations at local level by producing their own food.
  • Contributed to diversifying sources of income.
  • Contributed to reducing the vulnerability of beneficiary households.
  • Increased yields during winter as well as productivity through off season agricultural activities.
  • Ensured access to water for both households and cattle, promoting their settlement.