Farmer Stories from Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to attending prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana November 18, 2018

Edwige Sawadogo sits on a bench in the big waiting room of the Boussouma health centre, about 100 kilometres north of Ouagadougou, […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmers sell, eat, and treat ailments with neglected plants

Nikiema Abdoul Aziz October 30, 2018

Stationed at a crossroads at the entrance to Tenkodogo city, Ouindiga Edwige sells muguna (jackalberry) and kieglga fruits (from the bito tree), […]

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Burkina Faso: Rural women’s group makes and markets tomato puree (AgribusinessTV)

admin August 27, 2018

A group of women stand around a wooden table, slicing countless bright red tomatoes, preparing them to be processed into tomato puree. […]

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Burkina Faso: Mama Suzanne is never too old to build a new business—or a house

Harouna Sana August 07, 2018

The sun is just rising, and Suzanne Ouédraogo is in the middle of a courtyard fixing one of her cart’s tires. Since […]

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Burkina Faso: Pregnant women overcome obstacles to benefit from prenatal consultations

Harouna Sana July 23, 2018

Edwige Sawadogo sits on a bench in the big waiting room of the Boussouma health centre, about 100 kilometres north of Ouagadougou, […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmers sell, eat, and treat ailments with neglected plants

Nikiema Abdoul Aziz May 07, 2018

Stationed at a crossroads at the entrance to Tenkodogo city, Ouindiga Edwige sells muguna (jackalberry) and kieglga fruits (from the bito tree), […]

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Burkina Faso: Replenishing depleted soil with zai and half-moons

Harouna Sana September 04, 2017

Saïdou Ouédraogo is playing tour guide this morning, showing farmers around his three-hectare field. But the farmers are here as students, not […]

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Burkina Faso: Farmer profits from organic vegetables

Nourou-Dhine Salouka July 24, 2017

Aminata Ouédraogo makes her way between lush beds of lettuce, onions, and sorrel. Watering can in hand, she smiles as she works. […]

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Burkina Faso: Young graduates turn to farming

Nourou-Dhine Salouka July 17, 2017

Jean Pascal Simporé is a man who loves challenges. After finishing school, he found it hard to find a job in his […]

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Zimbabwe & Burkina Faso: Farmers tackle desertification and soil degradation with manure and zai pits (IPS)

admin June 26, 2017

Each morning, Zimbabwean farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu treks to her 5,000-square-metre plot in Hyde Park, about 20 kilometres west of the city […]

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Burkina Faso: Rice farmers diversify by raising fish in paddies

Harouna Sana June 12, 2017

On Pierre Sawadogo’s farm, fish dart in and out of the shoots of rice plants which poke out of the drenched rice […]

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Burkina Faso: Taking his business training back to the pig farm (Agribusiness TV)

admin July 25, 2016

On an average day, you can find Alphonse Sie Palm amongst 100 large, pink, noisy pigs, in one of the 13 pens […]

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