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2012

Resilience Plus : Improving Rural Food Security & Livelihoods (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso

Titre : Resilience Plus : Improving Rural Food Security & Livelihoods (Burkina Faso)

Région /Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : April 2012 – March 2014

Présentation  : 2.8 million Burkinabé are facing food insecurity due to the recent Sahel food crisis. Resilience Plus aims to meet short-term food security needs of 29,000 people in Burkina Faso and establish long-term resilience in their communities by : • Providing immediate access to cash • Improving crop yields and incomes • Conserving land and water resources

Interventions  : • Cash-for-work participants (9,793 including 67% women) recovered 975 hectares of land by building 16 water and soil conservation structures, including wire mesh dams and stone retaining walls. Participants earned more than $67,000 that enabled 78,234 people (including 54% women and girls) to meet immediate food security needs while working to protect arable land from future climate shocks. • More than 5,500 smallholder producers (nearly 60% women) are equipped to protect their future food security as a result of training and enhanced knowledge about soil and water conservation, improved crop production practices and post-harvest management. • 2 new warehouses (40 MT each) will promote bulk storage and marketing for better returns on surplus cereal and legume production. • 721 farmers (66% women) learned about household budgets and planning to increase and optimize their incomes.

Financement : $173,203 (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) ; $57,278 (LWR)

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

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