Using insects to prevent the millet head miner caterpillar, one of the main pests of millet in the Sahel. This is the experience of researchers and farmers in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali.
Young people from different backgrounds and from different countries met to be skilled in sustainable agriculture.
Over the past three decades, West African and Sahel countries have seen their populations double. Almost half live in cities. As a result, food crises are becoming increasingly complex and multifaceted. Situations aggravated by the growing influence of global
In 2018, 3 Kenyan women founded Exotic EPZ Ltd, a company that processes and exports nuts, coffee and oils. The objective of the three women entrepreneurs, Charity Ndegwa, Jane Maigua, and Louise Maina was not only to establish a business that would be profita
Faïçal PALENFO, engineer in animal production offers economic and effective incubators of different capacities to poultry farmers. According to Faïçal, hatching of eggs is an area which is not much developed in Burkina Faso. The objectives of his company,
In Burkina Faso, just as in the other Sahelian countries, transhumance is essential for the survival of pastoralists, as much as rainfall is for farmers. Traditionally, pastoralists sent scouts in search of water and pastures while farmers observed phenomena i
In Côte d’Ivoire, INVESTIV, a technological start-up specialised in precision agriculture, has raised a fund of USD 400,000 to develop its services. In 2017, just after his studies at the University of Laval in Canada, Aboubacar Karim returned to his ho
For six years, the Dryland Development Programme, DryDev, worked with communities in six dryland areas of Burkina Faso to help move from subsistence agriculture to sustainable rural development. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and
A couple, Marius and Nina YARO, graduates in agricultural economics make the production of onion in the rainy season a real business. For Marius and Nina, working as public servant only is not enough to help them realise their dream of constructing a house. In
Working in butchery for almost 30 years, Aboulaye BALIMA, known as Young Balima, is modernising his business. Abdoulaye is the founder of Yasmine Butchery. He followed the footsteps of his parents who were also in the butchery business. For him, the quality of
On 17 and 18 April 2019, the regional Conference on Geodata for Water and Agriculture was held in Ouagadougou, on the theme: “IT services and geo-spatial data in the field of climate-smart agriculture: digitalisation to increase business opportunities an
In Burkina Faso, less than 20% of agro-sylvo-pastoral products are processed. This low level of processing not only increases the risk of post-harvest losses, but limits income opportunities for local stakeholders. To address this issue, the Drylands Developme
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