Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is a traditional cereal in West Africa, grown by women and men smallholder farmers, either as food crop to reduce impacts of the hungry period, to diversify their own diets, or to sell as cash crop. In addition to its role in food security in many areas of Mali, Burkina Faso, and […]
This video entitled ” Improving the nutritional status of children by increasing the consumption of “Cereal + legume” composite flour-based products in rural Burkina Faso”, summarizes major activities of the “Child nutrition” project, and includes demonstrations of the preparation of different types of nutritious food.
Farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali face severe challenges, including the fragility and poverty of their soils, losses due to pests and diseases, and adversities related to climate change. The current situation is likely to worsen due to rapid population growth, extensive agriculture and livestock production, undervaluing of local knowledge and low use of improved […]
This video, from November 2019, portrays the training of rural women on the preparation of biscuits with “Cereal+legume” flour. Four rural communes were represented: Mannè, Boussouma, Lebda, Korsimoro and Andintenga, and for each commune, two women, referred as “rural nutrition facilitators” participated. Please click here to view
The Sahel IPM project aims to develop agroecological technologies for reducing insect pest losses and increasing the yields of three rainfed crops (pearl millet, sorghum, and cowpea) in the project target Sahelian agricultural zones. This project, active since 2018, builds on the GIMEM project (2006-2019)
The case highlights the complexity of issues and actors across the whole of a “seed system.” Throughout the seed value chain, a multitude of opportunities exist for thoughtful funding in research and development to improve the performance of the overall system.
Source: Anja Christinck, Marthe Diarra, and Gottfried Horneber