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EarthenCare 2010. Aiding Agricultural Sustainability, Productivity, and Longevity in Burkina Faso. BURKINA FASO. Electricity. LACK OF PRESERVATION AFFECTS. Income. Health. Education.  Short Term Objectives

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earthencare 2010

Aiding Agricultural Sustainability, Productivity, and Longevity in Burkina Faso

lack of preservation affects
  • Income
  • Health
  • Education

 Short Term Objectives

- Providing an inexpensive and effective method of refrigeration to both market gardeners and subsistence-farming families in the community.

- Educating the people of the village about the importance of the pot-in-pot and its potential to improve their usable crop yield.

- Increasing the community\'s awareness of food-borne illnesses, and how this relates to food spoilage.

- Temporarily employing local people.

  Long Term Objectives

- Minimizing the rate at which food spoils by creating conditions in which the food can last longer.

- Increasing the amount of produce that can be taken to the marketplace by prolonging its shelf life.

- Supplementing the income of Oueguelga\'s market farmers by at least 15% through maximizing the amount of sellable produce. 

- Diminishing the prevalence of food-borne diseases in the village, and monitoring the direct health benefits of our project.

- Increasing enrollment of children, especially females, in elementary schools. 

the pot in pot


    • •Two Clay Pots • Sand • Moist Cloth or Lid • Water •

Christian Aid + ADIS

  • ADIS, Action Développement Insertion Solidarité
  • and EspoirJeune Burkinabe
  • - contact: YanniePélissié, the president of EspoirJeune Burkinabe, able to help us collect information about elementary school students.

List of Personnel

  • Three Teams Consisting of
    • • EWB Team Leader • Burkinabe from Ouelguelga • Burkinabe Translator • Local Truck Driver •

EWB Team Leaders:

 Etienne Renaud-Roy: works to elevate the livelihoods of Burkina Faso’s farmers with the Conseil à l\'exploitationfamiliale (CEF), part of the National Federation of Naam Groupings (FNGN).

FlorianVillaumé: team leader for Agriculture & Micro-Enterprise in Burkina Faso. He is the Program director of the ISF for the provision of potable water, hygiene, and sanitation of Burkina Faso.

Alanna Peters: lives in Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, works with Boris Martin.

  • Other Workers
    • •Two Epidemiologists from the University of Ouagadougou • Thirty Potters from the Village of Poa•

Boris Martin

Supporting Engineers Without Borders Canada

Location: Burkina Faso

An initial assessment is required as we need to make a comparison for the follow up.

For our initial assessment, we will be assessing the following criteria:


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Aiding Agricultural Sustainability, Productivity, and Longevity in Burkina Faso