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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- 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.
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.
Supporting Engineers Without Borders Canada
Location: Burkina Faso
For our initial assessment, we will be assessing the following criteria: