Farmer-led agroecological intensification in Burkina Faso

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Farmer-leader in Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso.
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Bettina Haussmann
Field visit in Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso.
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Bettina Haussmann
Field visit in Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso.
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Bettina Haussmann
Roger Kabore, of the Farmer-led agroecological intensification in Burkina Faso project, in the field.
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Bettina Haussmann
Mr Manli Malam, a farmer in Burkina Faso, standing in his experimentation plot of millet and sesame in the village of Yadgho in the Gaeyri district. Agroecological techniques such as soil rehabilitation and soil fertility management help increase the production millet.
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Dori Antoine, ANSD animator in the district of Gayeri in the Eastern region
Mr. Manli Malam, a farmer in in the village of Yadgho, Burkina Faso, standing in his experimentation plot of millet.
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Dori Antoine, ANSD animator in the district of Gayeri in the Eastern region
A woman farmer from the village of Oué standing in her FMNR managed plot. This was during a field visit by ANSD animator in that village.
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Dori Antoine, ANSD animator in the district of Gayeri in the Eastern region
Mrs Dianou Mouyouaba, a farmer in in the village of Mardianga, Burkina Faso, standing in her experimentation plot, which is a rotation of sorghum and cowpea.
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Fatoumata Batta, Groundswell International Regional Coordinator, West Africa
Mrs Kirbamba P Alimata from the village of Bilanga-Yanga in eastern Burkina Faso explaining to visitors how to dig zaï holes, or small holes in the soil that are filled with compost. These holes help retain water and increase soil fertility.
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Amy Montalvo
Woman putting compost in zaï holes in Bilanga Yanga in the district of Bilanga, Eastern Region, Burkina Faso.
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Amy Montalvo
Women adding compost to the zaï holes in the village of Bilanga Yanga in the district of Bilanga, Eastern Region of Burkina Faso.
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Amy Montalvo
Women digging zaï holes in the village of Bilanga Yanga in the district of Bilanga, Eastern Region of Burkina Faso.
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Amy Montalvo
Women digging and filling zaï holes in the village of Bilanga Yanga in the district of Bilanga, Eastern Region of Burkina Faso.
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Amy Montalvo
During a training of farmer trainers, three women learn how to dig zaï holes. Equipping farmers with knowledge and tools to be farmer trainers is a critical component of spreading successful agroecological techniques like zaï holes to other farmers.
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Dori Antoine, ANSD animator in the district of Gayeri in the Eastern region