In Burkina Faso, poverty and hunger are widespread issues. During the long dry months, when people struggle to grow enough food, many can only eat once a day. Children often suffer the effects the most, with mothers being forced to rely on non-nutritious foods like maize to feed them.
One-third of the country’s farmland is already degraded due to the effects of the climate crisis and deforestation — the clearing of trees for things like farms. This is making it even harder for people to grow enough crops to eat and sell to earn an income.
As of 2022, the project has now 31% complete, and is due for completion in December 2024.
100 nutrition gardens have already been constructed for vulnerable rural households, and 15 new production sites for baobab and moringa are now under construction.
39 nutrition gardens have been constructed for internally displaced peoples and their host communities, and 11 more nutrition gardens are now under way for internally displaced peoples. Numerous sessions have also taken place on product transformation, training community members to process, market and store their products.
This project has been made possible with funding from the Swiss Development Co-operation and Netherlands Development Cooperation. We are working with local partners to implement this project.