Resilience and income creation in the Sahel

This project started in July 2020, in a particular context of poverty linked to the effects of COVID-19, which appeared in March 2020 in Burkina Faso and Mali. Due to the pandemic, the local economy and the entire production systems collapsed completely, with all production in the already impoverished cross-border area between Burkina Faso and Mali being thoroughly impacted.

Paquet Poulet

Burkina Faso and Mali are poultry breeding countries. This activity is one of the most profitable rural and pre-urban economic activities in these two countries and occupies a very large part of the population. This breeding is done extensively and does not really need large investments – a small henhouse is enough to shelter the hens in case of rains and excessive heat. The poultry breeding provides a fairly substantial income to poor rural households.

Prevent and respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food security

This project started in July 2019 and ended in June 2021. It was financed by the United Nations Emergency Fund (CERF) and implemented by HOPE'87 as an executing partner in the municipality of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Indeed, with the appearance and spread of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso, national and local authorities have adopted a number of restrictive measures intended to reduce and limit the spread of the virus. These measures, while useful, have led to dire economic consequences.


Seven Austrian NGOs – HOPE'87, the Red Cross, Light for the World, Horizont3000, Jugend Eine Welt and ICEP under the leadership of CARITAS Austria – have joined forces to develop a programme covering interventions in Burkina Faso and Senegal. It focuses on strengthening the resilience of vulnerable people in West Africa in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with actions having started in November 2020. The programme will last for a period of 3 years.

Giving hope to farmers

The beneficiaries of this project were 400 farmers and their families, who live in the target localities, in particular the Southern Department of Haiti as well as the whole country sharing the indirect benefits resulting from this project. Generally, the project contributed to the enhancement of the food security through an optimised and sustainable agricultural production in the Southern Department of Haiti.

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

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.

Agriculture and improved nutrition for pregnant women and children 0-5 years of age

Despite outstanding improvements of the difficult economic and climatic conditions in Senegal, there is still a lot of progress to be made in the agricultural sector. This project was therefore aiming to improve agricultural production through the introduction of new crop varieties. The project aimed to improve cultivation of seeds in Casamance in the southern region of Senegal.

Intensification of rice production in the rural communities of Mampatim and Dialambéré

Within its advocacy work, HOPE’87-Senegal established a working contact between its long-term local partner in the Moyenne Casamance, UGCIVD (General Union of Inter-Village Development), with the USAID programme “Economic Growth”. This programme accelerated the economic growth of Senegal and increased trade and competitiveness, by providing technical expertise and assistance aimed at private enterprise development. Amongst others, the focus was on the improvement of the commercialisation of traditional agricultural products.

PRODEL/Kissal-Patim-Korassé: Local development programme for rural communities in Mampatim and Médina Chérif

This project was part of HOPE’87 long-term strategy in this area, which started in 1992 with smaller village rehabilitation projects and has developed to a holistic approach comprising agricultural as well as non-agricultural income creation, environment and the consolidation of local structures.