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Sesame Marketing and Exports (SESAME) Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Sesame Marketing and Exports (SESAME) Burkina Faso

Région /Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : October 2016 – October 2021

Contexte : Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is leading the five-year project, Sesame Marketing and Exports (SESAME) in Burkina Faso. Sesame production has grown 1,500% between 2007 and 2012*. Despite farmers’ production gains, sesame buyers prefer to work through intermediaries as opposed to investing directly into farmers. This preference is due to several challenges, including low quality sesame that does not meet export standards ; limited farmer knowledge of improved post-harvest handling techniques to maximize quality sesame production ; lack of access to financial services ; and an absence of coordination between sesame buyers and sellers. LWR will build upon previous investments to improve production and create efficiencies in the sesame value chain to maximize export opportunities through support for farmers, sesame processors, and exporters at an industrial scale and through improvement of the quality and traceability to meet export market standards

LWR will work with exporters and farmers’ cooperatives, processors, buyers, exporters, financial institutions, and government bodies to increase their capacity to meet sesame export quality standards, access lucrative markets, and improve buyer-seller relationships

More than 509,000 individuals will benefit both directly and indirectly from SESAME throughout the life of the project, achieving the following results : * Increased coordination between sesame buyers and sellers ; *Improved marketing capacity ; * Improved agricultural practices ; * Strengthened Support Institutions

Partenaires : Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, RONGEAD, Afrique Verte

Financement : United States Department of Agriculture – Food for Progress

Budget : $24.2 million

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