Capacity building and incoming generation for small poultry farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali

Project Type: 
Mali / Burkina Faso
Project Duration: 
15/04/2019 to 14/04/2021
YOU Foundation through Big Dutchman
Project Description: 

This project is entitled «Capacity building and incoming generation for small poultry farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali». It belongs to the agricultural sector in general and more specifically to the breeding of laying hens. It will have as a target group small rural farmers and will be implemented in the border area of two neighbouring countries of West Africa that are Burkina Faso and Mali.

Its general objective is to contribute to SDG 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso and Mali. Specifically, it aims to contribute to the promotion of social entrepreneurship by small poultry farmers and the pooling of means for a reinforced production in the field of poultry farming in the Hauts-Bassins regions of Burkina Faso and in the Third Region of Mali.

This will involve i) the construction and equipping of a model farm on the border between Burkina Faso and Mali to strengthen the technical capacities of production (in the field of poultry farming), commercial and entrepreneurial; ii) the organization of small farmers in Economic Interest Grouping (GIE) to set up a civil society organization to represent, defend and implement actions for the development of GIE members; iii) set up a support fund for financing smallholder projects.

The activities to be implemented to achieve the results assigned to the project are planned for a period of 24 months beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2020. The project will work in close collaboration with all stakeholders in the poultry sector such as state services in both countries, suppliers of poultry inputs and equipment, veterinarians and professional organizations of poultry farmers in both countries.