Burkina Faso News http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/africa/burkina_faso/news en Burkina Welcomes Partnership with UNICEF http://www.thp.org/news/latest_news/burkina-welcomes-partnership-with-unicef <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It has been a very exciting summer at The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso. Boulkon Epicenter welcomed the Head of the Health and Nutrition Department of UNICEF and a specialist in community health on June 6. Over the course of their visit they met with animators and health program leaders.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-2994" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/news/latest_news/burkina-welcomes-partnership-with-unicef"><img src="http://www.thp.org/files/images/picture1_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="THP-Burkina Welcomes Partnerships with UNICEF’s Head of Health and Nutrition and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security" title="THP-Burkina Welcomes Partnerships with UNICEF’s Head of Health and Nutrition and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security" 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>It has been a very exciting summer at The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso. Boulkon Epicenter welcomed the Head of the Health and Nutrition Department of UNICEF and a specialist in community health on June 6. Over the course of their visit they met with animators and health program leaders. Some of the programs they were introduced to included: the nutrition education program, the child weighing and monitoring program and the testing of malnourished children program. The head of Boulkon’s health center was also present and bore witness to The Hunger Project-Burkina’s contributions to improving health and nutrition in the area.</p><p>The UNICEF delegates expressed their appreciation for the work being done by The Hunger Project. The head of the delegation made the following remark about their visit:</p><p><em>“The Hunger Project’s actions follow a coherent logic regarding the fight against malnutrition. The nursery school, where children are educated from a young age; the food bank; the promotion of income-generating activities through the rural bank; and the nutrition education all work together to end child malnutrition.”</em></p><p>The delegates assured The Hunger Project-Burkina that they are eager to collaborate on community-oriented projects that continue to advance health and nutrition.</p><p>Later in the month, The Hunger Project-Burkina signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture &amp; Food Security. The agreement aims to accelerate progress towards accomplishing the goals under the Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy by the Burkinabe government. It agrees to establish a partnership and collaboration, such that The Hunger Project-Burkina benefits from the technical capacities of the Ministry and its oversight in agricultural activities.</p><h2>Learn More</h2><ul><li><p><a href="/learn_more/news/latest_news/New-Ministry-of-Planning-and-Decentralization-Partnership-in-Burkina-Faso">New Ministry of Planning and Decentralization Partnership in Burkina Faso to Strengthen Community Ownership</a></p></li><li><p><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></p></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> Africa Burkina Faso Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:16:53 +0000 lm 2993 at http://www.thp.org 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, 23 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