An integrated breeding system and gardening to tackle poverty and manultrition in rural areas of Burkina Faso.

This project will radically transform how animals are breed in rural areas in Burkina Faso and make use of the animals waste for gardening.

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Organization name


Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 50 - 100

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • Burkina Faso

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact

Burkina Faso: Napone Burkina Faso: Pouni


Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

This initiative goals are to tackle malnutrition, poverty and unemployment in rural areas of Burkina Faso. Extreme poverty is rooted in the rural areas where people often make less than a dollar a day. The issue also affect women who are the most vulnerable since men as head of families control the resources. Specifically, the project will tackle the current unproductive ways of tackling hunger and poverty and restore hope in the communities.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Our initiative will favor local guinea-fowls, chickens and goats to raise for eggs, milk and meat. We will make use of solar energy that will be used to power eggs hatchers in order to produce at least a thousand chicks each month of local chickens, turkeys and guinea-fowls. To cut down the cost of feeds, we will use the animal waste as fertilizers for gardening purposes. We will plant carrots, cabbage and leafy vegetables. Some vegetable as well as the leftovers of the gardens will be used to feed the chickens and the goats. In addition to the gardens, we will be planting the moringa oleifera which leaves are very rich in vitamins and nutritiens as well as a good fodder for animals. The fowls, chickens and goats will be raised in an organic farm that valorise local resources and protect environments.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

To date, our Moringa oleifera trees provide yearlong leaves that are used by women as vegetables for cooking and by our team as fodder for the goats as well as vegetables and tea leaves. The lemon grass in our garden is used by the community as tea which gradually reduces the consumption of moonshine alcoholic beverages. Chicken and guinea fowls eggs are sold to the local communities which provides the much needed protein in families diet thus contributing to alleviate malnutrition. With respect to the environment, the Moringa trees are known for enriching the soil. Since they grow fast, they are a very good choice of trees to protect environment. In addition, the chicken and animal waste are used natural fertilisers which are a good choice compared to the chemical fertilisers.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Our current project has been funded by a grant at 10%. Personal contributions make the majority of the funds at 60% and earned income at 30%. For our long term sustainability, we will need to increase production capacity by acquiring a large capacity solar-powered chicken hatcher as well as built a spacious habitat for the animals. This will allow increasing the number of chickens and fowls in order to increase the production of eggs.

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Providing fresh organic local chicken eggs that valorise local resources and uses clean energy

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Initially, we opted for European chicken layers. While, they lay more eggs than our local breed, they do not adapt to the climate and their mortality rate is very high (over 80%) compared to the local breed. In addition, they consume way too much feeds and require constant veterinary care. Another important aspect is that while people like those chicken eggs they do not like the taste of their meat. We quickly realized that the project was not viable in addition to the fact that it does not promote local chicken and resources. Our research lead us to finding tested ways for raising guinea fowls in large scale for eggs and meat in an organic farm. They require mininal vet care and are easily fed with local feed.

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Luc, as someone who is running a moringa company, I am really pleased that you are using moringa to help feed the animals that you will farm. Of note is the fact that moringa will not only increase the size of your animals by c.30%, but milk production in cattle will also rise by c.30%. I have a variety of research documents that detail these benefits and can send to you if of use. Good luck with the project.