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Food security monitoring and emergency assistance to vulnerable farming households in Burkina Faso

Food security monitoring and emergency assistance to vulnerable farming households in Burkina Faso

Full title of the project:

Food security monitoring and emergency assistance to vulnerable farming households in urban areas in Burkina Faso

Target areas:

Urban area of Ouagadougou and Ouahigouya

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 330 000
Implementation:
01/07/2011-31/03/2012
Project code:
OSRO/BKF/103/USA
Objective:

To improve food and nutrition security of vulnerable households in Burkina Faso and ensure the availability of proper data collection and analysis systems.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, HOPE 87 and the Association Aidons l’Afrique Ensemble.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 320 direct beneficiaries.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 103 320 kg of vegetable seeds (tomato, cabbage, onion, carrot, lettuce and eggplant), 82 500 kg of fertilizer (NPK and urea), inputs and equipment for phytosanitary treatment (sprayers, boots, overalls, masks and gloves).
  • Facilitated trainings on nutrition education, good farming practices and phytosanitary treatment techniques.
Impact:
  • Produced more than 3 584 tonnes of vegetables.
  • Reinforced the capacity of 1 320 beneficiaries to prepare quality food from their own vegetable production, with high nutritional value, and to apply good agricultural practices.
  • Improved the quality and quantity of the food intake of households.