An overwhelming majority of families in Burkina Faso rely on farming to survive. Mainly through small subsistence farms, farmers in Burkina are dependent on a stable environment to grow enough crops to support their family and maintain healthy livelihoods. However, reduced rainfall, declining soil fertility, and deteriorating natural resources are threatening this. Burkina Faso faces the challenges of improving their farming methods for a future of population growth and danger of widespread famine.
Groundswell in Burkina Faso
Since 2009, Groundswell and ANSD have supported farmers groups to test and spread effective agroecological strategies to overcome food shortages. A farmer-to-farmer network is organized to "cascade" these practices across 60 villages - restoring barren soils, regenerating trees on the land, and increasing production. Women are organizing to cultivate vegetables, nourish their families, generate income, and grow their voices as community leaders.
Learn more about agroecological farming in Burkina Faso.
Read blog posts and farmer hero stories from Burkina.
Watch this video about how farmers are working together to solve hunger in Burkina Faso. You can find more videos from Burkina on our YouTube channel.