Developmental food aid/Food security assistance

Food security and income generation in semi-urban areas of Burkina Faso

This project focused on the reinforcement of food security and the fight against poverty. The project area included 34 villages of the rural community Komsilga in Burkina Faso. Although this semi-urban region has a good market access due to its proximity to the capital Ouagadougou, the problems of "land grabbing" and high prices apply great pressure on the majority of the poor agricultural households.

Enhancing food security by improving rainfed rice cultivation

In Senegal rice is produced mainly in the flood plains of the rivers Senegal, Saloum, and Casamance. In the 70’s international investment enabled the construction of the Manantali dam turning the Senegal River Valley into a prime land for rice cultivation, however at the expense of the environment as well as the health and wellbeing of the local population. In the Casamance (south Senegal), rice is produced mainly by recessional irrigation along the short-lived flood plains.

Fight against poverty: Increase of cereal production in vulnerable rural households

The overall objective of this project was to contribute to the reduction of food insecurity in rural areas of Burkina Faso, specifically by increasing the cereal production in rural households in Komki-Ipala.