The poultry project of Burkina Faso and Mali puts a smile on the faces of the beneficiaries...

The importance of economic self-sustainability is something that many of us had to acknowledge with the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic falling down upon us.

Within the framework of the project «Capacity building and incoming generation for small poultry farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali», local Malian as well as Burkinabe farmers were taught on that exact matter and on how to support themselves economically through the project.

A poultry farm in the village of Heremakono, right on the border of Mali and Burkina Faso, was established and trainings were provided to the farmers on a regular basis. This enhanced their skills and contributes to the SDG 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

The happy participants of the programme, comprising of a group of small rural farmers, are now able to self-sustain their entrepreneurship and to successfully implement what they have learned. The farmers now have a regular income and organize themselves in two Groupements d’Interet Economique (GIE) or Economic Interest Groups for better development of their ideas.

The project idea was funded and implemented by the “UNITED TEAMS - the strategic alliance of the YOU Foundation and HOPE’87” and is being sustained by the farmers themselves.