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Food Security

Food Security

The food security programme comprises three projects:

  • Cereal banks
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Drip irrigation


CEREAL BANKS
Cereal bank

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The cereal bank project supports communities by enabling them to purchase cereals during harvest time if necessary, and by distributing cereals free of charge during periods of drought. As well as ensuring the availability of cereal supplies, this project also helps mitigate against the inflation of market prices.
Cereal distribution
AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT

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Around 85% of the population of land-locked Burkina Faso is engaged in subsistence agriculture. However, the majority of farmers use traditional tools, (such as the “daba”, a hoe-like implement,) to cultivate their crops, requiring a lot of effort for relatively little harvest. The agricultural equipment project provides farmers with oxen and ploughs, enabling them to harvest more with less effort.

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To ensure that the equipment is used properly, ACCEDES arranges training for the beneficiaries of the project, including how to look after the oxen, and how to use and maintain the ploughs.
Ox and plough

Since produce is very often transported from field to store or market by hand, the agricultural equipment project also provides farmers with carts, enabling them to transport their produce more easily and quickly.
Carts
DRIP IRRIGATION

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Drip irrigation systems promote the efficient use of water, a scarce resource in Burkina Faso, and enable the development of market gardens. The advantage of drip irrigation systems is that they minimise water-use by just dripping water onto the soil surface at the foot of the plants. ACCEDES works with local communities to promote these techniques.

Drip irrigation Drip irrigation

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