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NO COMPASSION IN BURNING SAHEL

It rains three months a year in the Sahel. The rest of the year the temperatures easily exceed 40 degrees centigrade. We support family farmers who use the water of small dams to grow rice. A challenge of life and death...

Step 1: We strengthen a cooperative of rice farmers

Our lever for a profitable rice production is the Union des Producteurs de Riz in the northeast of Burkina Faso. This co-operative has 4,500 members. Together they buy seeds and fertiliser, maintain the irrigation channels and market together their produce.

Step 2: We promote profitable and eco-friendly growing techniques

On a global scale the average yield of rice cultivation is lower than 4 tonnes per hectare. In Burkina Faso we teach farmers how they can harvest up to 7 tonnes per hectare. Using 80 percent less sowing seed, half the water and artificial fertilisers. A green revolution.

Step 3: Time for a higher income

In the past the government bought the rice from the farmers. Prices were too low and payments were late. Trias creates linkages towards private purchasers who guarantee a fair price. 

Will you give our dreams a chance?

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of family farmers in Burkina Faso.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help family farmers in Burkina Faso move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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