On January 24th, we celebrated the International Day of Education in order to highlight the role of education for peace and development.

Education is a human right, a public good and responsibility as well as key to sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.

Education is also crucial to give every child a better future and offers them a way out of poverty. However, about 258 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school.

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Thus, HOPE’87 has set itself the goal to promote education projects in order to counter the global problem of youth unemployment and its political, economic and social consequences.

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. The project was implemented in the border area of two neighbouring countries of West Africa that are Burkina Faso and Mali, with its target group being small rural farmers.

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 involves 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.

Project Type


Project Duration

15/04/2019 to 31/12/2022




Burkina Faso / Mali


Hauts-Bassins regions of Burkina Faso and Third Region of Mali


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