Food
Food

Civil Society and local development: communities fighting for the eradication of hungry.


The aim is to prevent malnutrition and strengthen resilience capacities of the rural population, guaranteeing access to food and an efficient management of agricultural resources.

Burkina Faso
Country (*)
Burkina Faso
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries (*)
5.200 people

Local partners

MAAH  - Ministère De l'Agriculture Et Des Aménagements Hydrauliques Du Burkina Faso;

Direction Provincial Passoré.

Funding agencies

Presidency of the Council – 8X1000 Funds

Starting date

February 2018

Implementation period

12 months

Description
In the Passoré Province food and nutrition security conditions of the rural population are permanently critical. During the rainy season, the food provisions of the previous year’s harvest finish, while the new crop has yet to come. This is the most risky period, during which families with little economic possibilities are forced to incur into debt, selling their goods (eg. Land plots, agricultural materials, cattle) or to dedicate their lives to remunerative activities whilst giving up agricultural work, in order to have access to food or basic needs services. The intervention aims to ensure an appropriate quantity and quality nutrition to children in a breastfeeding phase under two years old, thanks to a free distribution of baby flours and of nutritional vouchers to be exchanged with local merchants in order to increase food availability. The project also contributes to strengthening the resilience of these families in long-term, by introducing more performing technical itineraries and adequate productive inputs, according to the LRRD (Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development).
Additional Info

The project is included in the “LRRD” programme aiming to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity in the Provinces of Soum and Loroum.  


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