In West Africa, for-profit ram farming is emerging as a popular activity in both rural and urban settings. The phenomenon is linked to the growing demand for good-quality meat concurrent with the population growth in urban areas. Demand spikes around the religious holiday periods (Tabaski, Christmas, etc.).
The hygiene and fertilization section is a multisectoral sustainable development project, as it takes into account the aspects of sanitation, environment, productivity and social cohesion. Inspired by the successful experience of the KOASSANGA Association in the locality of Barkouytenga, this project was carried out for the displaced households of the Boungou mine in the Eastern region.
Since May 15, 2010, the SEMAFO Foundation has been helping people of the region of Balé and Mouhoun in the production and marketing of sesame. For various reasons, sesame prices vary enormously. The overall objective of the warrantage is to fight against poverty and food insecurity.
Chantal Guérin, director of the SEMAFO Foundation, visited several women’s groups in order to train them to pick mats from recycled milk bags. These mats made from Canadian milk bags are thicker and the plastic is specially designed to stay fresh and repel insects. Women appreciate it a lot for these reasons. Once woven, the mats are very comfortable, especially compared to the dirt floor on which children usually sleep.