Pastoralism, a resilient system nonetheless under threat in Burkina Faso


What are the main challenges faced by pastoralist livestock keepers in Burkina Faso? When Hamado Ouedraogo, our country director based in Ouagadougou, visited Belgium, we took the opportunity to find out more. Of course we also talked about the solutions we are putting in place and our demands for the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists planned for 2026.

The plight of internally displaced livestock keepers in Burkina Faso


For the past ten years, Burkina Faso has been the host country for hundreds of thousands of Malians fleeing from the insecurity in their country. Now, however, the population of Burkina Faso is also being forced to leave everything behind to escape from the violence. Hamado Ouedraogo, our Operations Director in Burkina Faso, explains how our teams help them, and how they continue their work in spite of everything in critical regions such as Sebba, Djibo and Dori.

Local milk, an emerging value chain in West Africa.


In West Africa, livestock keeping has been developed essentially in the Sudano-Sahelian area, where it is at the heart of the economy. Mali and Niger are the largest milk producers in the region, with herds numbering close to 10 million animals and cow’s milk production standing at 309 and 486 million litres per year respectively. These countries are also major … Read More