Project: Zondoma Food Security Initiative Phase II
The Problem: The Zondoma Province in Burkina Faso is one of the poorest and least food-secure areas in the country, meeting only 66 % of its food needs.
Long-Term Goal of Project: To increase the ability of the Zondoma Province to manage future risks by building stronger, more diversified livelihood systems based on local resources.
- Facilitate farmer adoption of high-yield, drought-resistant systems of animal husbandry and crop production.
- Protect and build community and household-level assets by developing more diversified income-earning opportunities.
- Increase household access to nutrition, health services and clean water.
- Provide technical, literacy, management, and entrepreneurial training courses.
Direct Beneficiaries: 36,481 individuals
Stand Out Results:
- Africare’s Food Security Community Capacity Index measured a 65% increase in capacity.
- Nearly $1.9 million was granted to smallholder farmers through the project’s microfinance institution with a reimbursement rate of 99%.
- The number of months of adequate household food provisioning increased by almost 10%, indicating increased agricultural productivity.
- The percentage of underweight children under 3 decreased from 41% to 33%.
- 731 moderate and severely malnourished children between 0-36 months old were rehabilitated.
- Exclusive breastfeeding by mothers increased from 9.7% to 33.1%.
- The utilization of improved livestock techniques by households increased from 11% to 62%.