Farmer Stories from Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso: Special market in Zogona promotes “agro-ecological” products that please both farmers and consumers (AgribusinessTV)

admin March 31, 2019

Each Saturday morning, the neighbourhood of Zogona in the city of Ouagadougou is animated with the bustle of a special market for […]

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Burkina Faso: Students march to protest child marriage and early pregnancy

Sébastien Zongo March 24, 2019

Like every other school day, Alice Soré Wendlassida wakes up at 6:30. Fifteen minutes later, the 15-year-old girl mounts her bike to […]

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Burkina Faso: Household heads plant fruit trees to improve youth diets

Karim Ouedraogo March 24, 2019

Bouriema Diarra walks back and forth between the water tap and his fruit trees, a bucket in hand. He uses at least […]

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Burkina Faso: Student groups start dialogue between teens and parents about sexuality

Yassine Siénou February 17, 2019

It is two o’clock on Saturday at the provincial school in Sapouy, a county in southern Burkina Faso about 100 kilometres from […]

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Burkina Faso: Wise farmer transforms his land with ‘zai pits’ (AgribusinessTV)

admin February 04, 2019

Yacouba Sawadogo has been farming for 40 years, but he still has energy in his body and his eyes. Mr. Sawadogo lives […]

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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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