CEREALS BANK PROJECT

Burkina Faso: in activity

To make a bit of history, we can say that since the 1970s, Mali,Burkina Faso and Niger, like all Sahelian countries, are victims of vagaries
pluviometrics causing poor cereal production generating themselves relatively chronic food deficits, sometimes severe. From 1970 to 1980, in response to these crises, governments developed different strategies to reduce food shortages and improve food security. Although the people originally had high hopes for conventional cereals banks, most of them are not functional despite major efforts by national authorities, NGOs and private initiatives, so that grain banks become tools for food security. The lessons learned from this problematic operation of conventional cereal banks have led to other approaches favoring the marketing aspect of cereals by concretely following the principle of multiple rotations of stocks, with multiple purchases and sales several times during the agricultural campaign. The common denomination for structures adopting this approach would be the “grain marketing cooperative”. It is towards such a more viable form of management that we hope to be able to lead them.

Women often face difficulties in accessing credit because they do not have a guarantee from institutions working in the field. Yet, they have crops that could be used to access these credits, provided that these crops are stored in good conditions and duly recorded by the credit institution. Thus was born the will to set up a bank of cereals to store the crops in order to have a guarantee to access this credit.

In short


  • Construction of the Wona Cereal Bank (60 beneficiaries) and purchase of 30 pallets (2016-2017)
  • Purchase of 60 pallets for the Boungou and Natongou cereal banks (2016-2017)
  • Construction of the Boungou and Natongou cereal banks (2016)

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