Burkina Faso

Reports

The West African Integrated Production and Pest Management Program (IPPM)

The West African Integrated Production and Pest Management Program (IPPM)

Successful implementation of field-based learning in Farmer Field Schools (FFS) has facilitated ecologically resilient farming systems in West Africa.

Women’s Association for Compost and Other Agroecological Practices in Burkina Faso

Women’s Association for Compost and Other Agroecological Practices in Burkina Faso

Location: Southern Burkina Faso The highly weathered soils of West Africa’s semi-arid Sudanian and Sahelian agro-ecological regions suffer from naturally low levels of organic matter that have been further degraded by agricultural intensification and shifting cropping patterns. Additional organic matter, such as compost, is vital to improving the soil’s water-holding capacity and long-term fertility. In the late 1980s, Pag-La-Yiri(PLY), a...