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Census of practices and analysis of the obstacles to the adoption of agroecology in Burkina Faso

Produced in the framework of the project 'Support Project for the Innovative Dissemination of Agroecological Techniques' (Padita)

Broadcasted on the ALIMENTERRE platform : https://www.alimenterre.org/recensement-des-pratiques-et-analyse-des-freins-a-l-adoption-de-l-agroecologie-au-burkina-faso

In the framework of the Pafao 2017 project, in collaboration with the National Council of Organic Agriculture of Burkina Faso (Cnabio) and with the support of the CoLab program of Makesence, Nitidæ following a participatory process started the implementation a multi-stakeholder consortium of researchers, NGOs, farmer organizations (POs) and PO producers to promote the adoption of agroecology techniques and principles by producers in Burkina Faso.

A multi-stakeholder consortium serving agroecology

The overall objectives of the consortium are:

  • state of the art of agroecological practices in Burkina Faso
  • mobilize researchers in the dissemination of practices and involve producers in the whole process
  • promote the adoption of agroecology practices and principles by producers

A census of agroecological practices in Burkina Faso

The consortium has identified the existing agroecological practices from the available resources, then all the different actors analyzed and validated this inventory during a national workshop held in Ouagadougou (see 1st part attached)

A diagnosis of the obstacles to the adoption of practices

Surveys were conducted with growers in the eastern and northern regions to diagnose the barriers to sustainable and modern agroecological practices. Innovative tools that are accessible and adapted to the identified practices have been identified and validated by the various actors. Microprogrammes in French and local languages on techniques and principles of agroecology were developed and disseminated through community radios.

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