KEY TAKEAWAY

- Description: Development, in Burkina Faso, of a participative development model, creating structural links between farmers and processing facilities, with a view to assuring stable outlets for the former and supplies in optimal quantity and quality for the latter, according to a win-win logic.
- Specificity: Interprofessional upstream-downstream setup gathering soybean producers and processors to develop and fund the sector in Burkina Faso
- Impact: Output increase from 20,000t. to 100,000 t. in 3 years

 

HOW IT WORKS

Upstream-downstream relationship
> Contractualization of transactions with price/kg negotiation and better market information sharing

Participatory strategy
> Involvement of all players, with a view to launching two development funds

Training
Raising farmers' awareness on simple and optimal farming techniques

 

SCOPE

BURKINA FASO
+2,200 producers federated

 

BUDGET

$3 M

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Objective: 100,000 t. by 2019
Objective set by the Burkinabe Minister of Agriculture Jacob Ouedraogo

Climate change
Curb CC-induced productivity drop
Soil fertility increase thanks to nitrogen fixation within soils through soybean decomposition

Sustainable dev. goals
Food & Nutrition
Protein intake (soybean = 40% of proteins) for feed and food

 

NEXT STEPS

Launch of a fund for the development of soybean meals for animal feed on farms
Launch of a second fund for the development of human food (tofu, soybean cheese, soybean milk, soybean skewers, sumbala …)