Traditional poultry farming is a very fast means of generating income for very poor and poor households in rural areas. Burkina Faso and Mali are countries where poultry farming has been practiced by households for many years. The need for poultry of the populations is very important because it has several social functions, such as the need for poultry during customary ceremonies when an important foreigner visits the family. The only problem lies in the poverty of households to buy a hen and a rooster for breeding. Also, feeding poultry remains very complicated at a time when cereal prices have risen sharply and people themselves are unable to eat well. In this context, HOPE’87 Burkina Faso together with its partners conducted two operations to set up traditional poultry farming for the benefit of 216 households in Burkina Faso and Mali. The project consisted of training all beneficiaries in local poultry farming, distributing 1,992 kg of food for local poultry and providing 216 roosters and 432 hens to 216 households. The implementation of this project in a dozen villages in the communes of Koloko and Finkolo has made it possible to improve the local incomes of the beneficiaries through the sale of pullets as well as to contribute to providing a balanced diet to all members of the beneficiaries’ households.

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Burkina Faso / Mali


Finkolo (Burkina Faso) and Koloko (Mali)


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