18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

Food insecurity is set to reach its highest level since 2014, warned the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Lean season in the #Sahel is approaching. Millions of people are being driven to the fringes of survival. • In Burkina Faso, Chad,...

Bridging the knowledge gap in agricultural biotechnology

Burkinabe broadcast journalist Jeremie Ouedraogo has brought a remarkable sense of civic duty to covering the agriculture beat. His quest for a food-secure Burkina Faso prompted him to launch PLANÈTE AGRICULTURE magazine that brings new knowledge, data and skills to...

Scale-up action to combat child malnutrition in Africa’s Sahel

The West and Central Africa Nutrition working group fears at least 900,000 young lives could be at risk across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.  They said the number of under fives in the region expected to suffer from global acute...

Declaration of the West African Peasants Seed Fair in Djimini

We, more than 400 people, in our capacity as members and supporters of the West African Peasants Seed Committee (WACS), represented by farmers (men, women and youth), farmers’ organisations, development NGOs, women’s groups, youth groups and research institutes from...

Digital Agriculture – Interview to Bazoumana Koulibaly

Bazoumana Koulibaly, Senior Scientist, INERA, Burkina Faso, took part in the XXI Infopoverty World Conference during the Third Session from which this interview is extracted. Can you show us the developments of Ewa-Belt Project in Burkina Faso? Burkina Faso is the...