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DROUGHT IN BURKINA FASO

In the dry season agriculture comes to a standstill in Burkina-Faso: farmers don't have enough cash to send their children to school. A little water and Trias' support means a world of difference to these people.

Step 1: We unite onion growers in a strong association

Trias supports an association of onion growers with 1,600 members, chiefly women. By working together, the members can exchange knowledge. Together they have easier access to seeds, artificial fertiliser and markets.

Step 2: Good growing techniques make women resilient

The yield of the men fluctuates around 20 tonnes of onions per hectare, whereas women harvest barely half of this. Reason: they are given less fertile land and have less money for artificial fertiliser. By applying good growing techniques they are able to keep pace.

Step 3: We stimulate the construction of warehouses

Together with the growers Trias tests the use of warehouses, that can be built quickly and easily using local materials. If you can store onions longer you can earn up to 400 euros extra per season. 

Thank you to help build our dreams!

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 small family farmers in Burkina Faso move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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