MARKET GARDENING PROJECT
Burkina Faso: in activity
Community vegetable gardens are aimed at providing food self-sufficiency to inhabitants. They are an effective way to fulfill the nutritional needs of the region and for producers to obtain additional income by selling their surplus. These gardens are an essential element in the fight against food insecurity in our areas of operation. In addition to the collective gardens that supply the school canteens in the village of Wona, a vegetable garden was created at the request of Yona villagers.
Niger: Project completed in 2014
During the paprika off-season in 2011-2012, SEMAFO Foundation provided support to 351 farmers in three villages of Niger (Bossey Bangou, Boulkagou, and Garbey Kourou). These farmers received seeds and gardening tools such as wheelbarrows, watering cans, rakes, hoses, plant processing equipment and fertilizers. In addition, two small pumps were provided to irrigate the fields.
In addition to household consumption, several products such as tomato, onion, eggplant, cabbage and salad were sold in local markets. In 2011-2012, 82 women supported by the SEMAFO Foundation generated revenues of $10,740. For the 2013-2014 year, producers generated revenues of $155,960 for 652 tons of harvested products.
- Income generated for 2015-2016: $7,645
- Installation of a fence and irrigation of one hectare of land in Fobiri (2016)
- Good agricultural practices training and equipment delivery (2016)
- Income generated from 2011 to 2014 in Niger: $158 ,152 (71,045,000 FCFA)
- 351 producers directly impacted valorization of 25ha of land in Niger (2012-2013)
- Training in agroecology for 260 young farmers in Burkina Faso (2011-2012)
- Installation of a new garden fence in Yona in Burkina Faso (2011-2012)
- Income generated by 82 women supported by the Foundation in 2011-2012: $10,740
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