Burkina Faso News http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso/news en What I've Learned From Using Organic Manure http://www.thp.org/what_we_do/case_studies/Sankara <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"New agricultural practices have enabled our community to increase agricultural production and improve our food security." Read one man's experience with The Hunger Project's agricultural programs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-2986" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/what_we_do/case_studies/Sankara"><img src="http://www.thp.org/files/images/sankara.thumbnail.jpg" alt="What I&#039;ve learned from using organic manure" title="What I&#039;ve learned from using organic manure" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="70" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I am Sankara Saidou. I am fifty-two years old and the father of twelve children. The village of Singdin, located three kilometers from Boulkon Epicenter in Burkina, is my home. I raise livestock (goats, sheep, chickens and oxen) and farm for a living.</p><p>My involvement with the epicenter began in 2009. It is here where I received training in organic manure production. I have since put this knowledge into practice and can speak to the benefits it has had on my sorghum (a type of grain) field:</p><ul><li>The plants are more resistant to droughts and the physical qualities of the soil have improved.</li><li>The farming operations were also very easy, and the physiological condition of the plants has been better.</li><li>I have noticed that my field with organic manure yields twice the amount than my other field without organic manure.</li><li>The excess fodder allows me to feed my animals, but also use a portion of it for composting.I have been able to harvest twice the amount of cereal crops with the use of organic manure. Making the months of July, August, and September easier.</li></ul><p><br />I thank The Hunger Project for introducing us to new agricultural practices. These practices have enabled our community to increase agricultural production and improve our own food security.</p><h2>Learn More</h2><ul><li><a href="/what_we_do/case_studies">Meet other partners in Africa, Latin America and South Asia</a></li><li><a href="/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso/overview">Learn more about our work in Burkina Faso</a></li><li><a href="/what_we_do/case_studies/noaga">New Technology Training Helps Epicenter Community Achieve Food Security</a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> Burkina Faso Case Study Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:53:58 +0000 lm 2987 at http://www.thp.org New Ministry of Planning and Decentralization Partnership in Burkina Faso to Strengthen Community Ownership http://www.thp.org/learn_more/news/latest_news/New-Ministry-of-Planning-and-Decentralization-Partnership-in-Burkina-Faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Under the leadership of Country Director Evariste Yaogho, The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Decentralization.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-2980" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/learn_more/news/latest_news/New-Ministry-of-Planning-and-Decentralization-Partnership-in-Burkina-Faso"><img src="http://www.thp.org/files/images/mouministrydecentralresize.thumbnail.jpg" alt="New Ministry of Planning and Decentralization Partnership in Burkina Faso to Strengthen Community Ownership" title="New Ministry of Planning and Decentralization Partnership in Burkina Faso to Strengthen Community Ownership" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="70" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Under the leadership of <a href="http://www.thp.org/who_we_are/country_directors/yaogho">Country Director Evariste Yaogho</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso">The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso</a> signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Decentralization.</p><p>The collaboration between both agencies was designed to contribute to the sustainable and balanced development of local communities in Burkina Faso, so that people may live a fulfilling life and are autonomous and responsible for their own development.</p><p>Through its partnership with the Ministry of Decentralization, The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso will implement programs in community organizing, food security, health and nutrition, environment, renewable energy, water and sanitation, microfinance, education and literacy. The aim of these programs is to strengthen decentralization and ownership by rural communities.</p><p>Through the new partnership, the Ministry of Decentralization will register The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso as an authorized implementing partner to seek funding from the municipal and regional planning departments. Additionally, the Ministry will include The Hunger Project in consultation frameworks seeking funding for community projects in Burkina Faso.</p><p>The MoU also stipulates strengthening the capacity of local elected officials and implementing formal partnerships with local authorities.</p><p>The Hunger Project’s collaboration with the Ministry of Decentralization created an invitation to present the Epicenter Strategy at a workshop for the working group on Local Development and Decentralization for the general assembly of NGOs in Burkina Faso. Representatives from The Permanent Secretariat of the National Policy of&nbsp;Good&nbsp;Governance, World Bank, European Union, KfW, and other NGOs attended the workshop. The Epicenter Strategy was presented as an example of a "Best Practice" in decentralization. The Hunger Project was also invited to lead the working group!</p><h2>Learn More</h2><ul><li><strong><a href="/burkina_faso">The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="/learn_more/news/latest_news/new-partnership-to-address-food-security-and-the-environment-in-burkina-faso">New Partnership to Address Food Security and the Environment in Burkina Faso</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="/what_we_do/case_studies/noaga">New Technology Training Helps Epicenter Community Achieve Food Security</a></strong></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> Burkina Faso Making local government work Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:03:13 +0000 lm 2981 at http://www.thp.org New Partnership to Address Food Security and the Environment in Burkina Faso http://www.thp.org/learn_more/news/latest_news/new-partnership-to-address-food-security-and-the-environment-in-burkina-faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso&nbsp;and The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early March.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-2900" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/learn_more/news/latest_news/new-partnership-to-address-food-security-and-the-environment-in-burkina-faso"><img src="http://www.thp.org/files/images/cilssafricanewsapril16.thumbnail.jpg" alt="New Partnership to Address Food Security and the Environment in Burkina Faso" title="New Partnership to Address Food Security and the Environment in Burkina Faso" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="70" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><a href="http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso">The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.cilss.bf/" target="_blank">The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel</a></strong> (CILSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early March.</p><p>This partnership demonstrates the shared commitment of both CILSS and The Hunger Project to addressing food and nutrition security and environmental protection – including the fight against desertification, integrated natural resource management and climate change adaptation – particularly as we work to improve living conditions for vulnerable populations.</p><p>The signing of this MoU follows various visits and meetings between the Executive Secretary of CILSS Dr. Djimé Adoum and CILSS staff, The Hunger Project Vice President for Africa Dr. Idrissa Dicko and The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso Country Director Mr. Evariste Yaogho.</p><h2><strong>About CILSS</strong></h2><p><strong><a href="http://www.cilss.bf/" target="_blank">CILSS</a></strong>, founded in 1973 following a drought in the Sahel, gathers 13 Member States to invest in research for food security and the fight against the effects of drought and desertification. CILSS aims for a new ecological balance in the Sahel, through mobilizing the population in the area and the international community.</p><p>CILSS works primarily on food security and nutrition projects with Economic Community of West&nbsp;African&nbsp;States (CEDEAO), West&nbsp;African&nbsp;Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These projects are governed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Burkina Faso.</p><h2><strong>Learn More</strong></h2><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.cilss.bf/spip.php?article392">Read the announcement of the project on CILSS’s website (in French)</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso">The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso</a></strong></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> Burkina Faso Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:47:10 +0000 lm 2901 at http://www.thp.org