Italian project to improve farming in Burkina Faso
The project received about 960,000 euros from Italian Development Cooperation to develop farming (crops and livestock) using credit instruments, the aim being to improve land management standards.
beneficiaries are the populations of the Nouhao Valley, whose main
livelihood is farming. Over 4,000 people took part in awareness-raising
or specific training initiatives.
Around 6,000 inhabitants were given
easier access to drinking water through repair work to 5 wells, with
five new ones also being drilled. 87,440 cattle, sheep and goats were
vaccinated against diseases such as bovine, ovine and caprine
pasteurellosis, symptomatic carbuncle, Newcastle disease and
The Nouhao Valley contains pockets of particularly severe poverty and its population mainly works in farming and animal husbandry, in 82% and 18% respectively of the region. However, the scarcity of resources leads to tension between the settled, farming population and the nomad population whose livelihood is stock raising.