Tag: climate change

Burkina Faso: Giving a new life to degraded lands

AgribusinessTV June 3, 2019 1392 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, land degradation has become a serious threat to sustainable development. Denuded lands represent more than 24% of the total agricultural area. This phenomenon contributes to reducing the useful agricultural land and the level of production, thus plunging many producers into poverty to the point of push

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Togo: Drip irrigation to gain more

AgribusinessTV March 19, 2019 1727 No Comments

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In Kovié, in the south of Togo, the introduction of a drip irrigation system is changing the life of women vegetable growers. Access to water was a big challenge for the women. They had to walk several kilometres to get water and carry the bucket on their head. And the fact that it was a Read More

Climate change and indigenous knowledge: An unknown asset

AgribusinessTV December 11, 2018 1961 No Comments

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After completing koranic school in Mali, Yacouba Sawadogo came back to his village in Burkina Faso and started trading. While he prospered in this business, he also noticed that the land was degraded where he lived, and people were moving to other regions as nothing was growing there anymore. Yacouba began to experimen

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Burkina Faso: A pyramid for soilless culture

AgribusinessTV July 24, 2018 2227 No Comments

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Kevin DOAMBA is a graduate in animal production. He has developed a pyramid that combines crop production, poultry and fish farming. Kevin’s observation was that in Burkina Faso, farmers are dependent on rainfall and with climate change, it does not rain like before. The pyramid system that he conceived enables the u

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