A project that will provide education and training, and develop a ‘lead farmer’ system for the support and promotion of conservation agriculture farming and associated activities in Burkina Faso.
Work is taking place in districts of Bam Province in central Burkina Faso.
The project is designed to support conservation farming activities amongst 1,000 small-holder farmers in central Burkina Faso.
In collaboration with local partners PER, the project will develop a system of lead farmer training and a system of knowledge transfer of conservation agriculture measures and approaches.
Literacy training will be provided to community members, and support and assistance given with information gathering and documentation of approaches and agricultural techniques.
The participating communities will be supported with reforestation activities, methods to improve the capture and usage of rainfall for farming purposes, and activities that will improve soil conservation – with the aim of increasing crop yields.
It is proposed that 190 acres of land will be reclaimed and renourished using zai pit techniques, construction of 90 compost pits, planting of 1,500 tree seedlings, and improving access for 2,800 people to clean drinking water.