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Corps de la Paix Burkina Faso. Food Security Conference December 2009. Overview. Food Security Training Sesame Exports Moringa Materials Development. Map 1. Production by Region (2008) Prov**. Food Security Training(1) Context. 85% Rural (13.4million)

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Corps de la paix burkina faso

Corps de la Paix Burkina Faso

Food Security Conference

December 2009


Overview
Overview

  • Food Security Training

  • Sesame Exports

  • Moringa Materials Development


Food security training 1 context

Map 1. Production by Region (2008) Prov**

Food Security Training(1) Context

85% Rural (13.4million)

Sahel zone, capricious rains, droughts, floods

GDP $577 per capita

CPI 10.7% in 2008

HDI 177 of 182.

Rice Prices 2002-2009:


Food security training 2 peace corps
Food Security Training (2) Peace Corps

  • 1,500 PCVs since 1995 return

  • Burkina has 90-125 PCVs in SED, HE, SE, and GEE.

  • No AG/NRM program

  • Strong relations

  • Growth Post


Food security committee in pc burkina
Food Security Committee in PC Burkina

  • But an extremely active Food Security Committee.

  • 10 members 2 per sector , plus chairs.

  • 2008 Activities

    • FSC Training

    • Materials Development

    • Annual Report

    • Tracking

    • Salesmanship


Food security trainings
Food Security Trainings

  • PCV developed Field Prep Trainings

  • OPATS Funded $3,100

  • 30 PCV sites at $30 a day per site, 3 days

  • PCV Role

    • Marketing,

    • Logistics,

    • Administration

  • PCV Report Out

    • Copies Available


Food security trainings1
Food Security Trainings

  • Community determined topics:

    • Field Prep

    • Erosion Control

    • Demi-lunes, Zai holes

    • When to plant

    • etc.


Food security trainings2
Food Security Trainings

  • Food Security Program Assistant

  • Committee Transition

  • Regional Partnerships

    • ADF, CRS, WATH & ATP.

  • Next Steps?

    • Trainings in other areas of the subsistence AG: OPATS funded animal husbandry, cold season gardening and harvest training.

    • AG Program?? (181 AG activities in FY09.)



  • Sesame1
    Sesame

    • Start at the end:

      • 2008/2009 sales $270,000 direct to the US

      • 2009/2010 up to $2.3 million

        • 6-10 containers a month for a year.

      • November rate is 200CFA a kilo in local market Bani

      • At the same period we were paying 275CFA

      • The end result is $350K-$400K more into the hands of Burkinabe sesame farmers


    Sesame2
    Sesame

    • Why sesame?

      • World demand up, marginal land, short growing season, planted in addition not in lieu, lined up a buyer, prior work experience.

  • PC is in every part of the chain.

  • Established a relationship with a US based hummus wholesaler, Dean Brocke, Inc.

  • Partnered with an RPCV ‘middle man’

  • Located a S-42 Corridor

  • Partnered with ADF for financing

  • Five PCVs working closely with sesame


  • Materials development
    Materials Development

    • Moringa Flip Books in 5 Local Languages

    • Moringa Flip Chart

    • ‘Stolen & Adapted’ Agricultural Manual

    • ‘Stolen & Adapted’ Gardening Guides

    • Calendar

    • Reporting

    • T-Shirts

    • “Naba’s”

    • Seeds



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