BURKINA FASO: Amélioration de la qualité des sols par l’aménagement de cordons pierreux au Burkina Faso (Good-Practice-Circulaire 18B)
Herold, Jana/ Gaesing, Karin
La désertification progressive et la dégradation des sols rendent de plus en plus difficile l’agriculture sur le Plateau Central du Burkina Faso densément peuplé. La présente étude montre comment les petits agriculteurs peuvent améliorer la fertilité des sols et ainsi réduire la pauvreté et l’insécurité alimentaire en construisant des cordons pierreux dans leurs champs. Soutenus par les ONG IDD-Burkina et Terra Verde e.V., les agriculteurs réalisent eux-mêmes ces mesures.
BURKINA FASO: The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters Programme (BRACED) (Good-Practice-Series 19)
The Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme was implemented in Burkina Faso from January 2015 to May 2019. Its objective was to improve the resilience of vulnerable people against climate extremes and disaster. Beneficiaries indicated that the programme had have positive impact on their economic and food security situation. Besides, they emphasised the social effects of the project activities, which led to an improvement of the social cohesion, mutual help and support in the villages.
ETHIOPIA: Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Reduces Poverty and Vulnerability (Good-Practice-Series 14B)
The Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) is being implemented in 176 rural districts in Ethiopia. Its objective is to improve the living conditions of the local people by enabling them to protect and manage their natural resources in a sustainable way. For this purpose, male and female farmers have formed watershed teams and committees and organise their work in a self-reliant way. Harvests have more than doubled and the living conditions of the people have greatly improved.
ETHIOPIA: Agricultural Production and Food Security in the Amhara Region (Good-Practice-Series 10B)
In the highlands of northern Ethiopia, more than 10,000 smallholder households benefit from a project called „Multi-dimensional food and nutrition security in Amhara“. The project trains people in erosion control, sustainable resource management, compost preparation and irrigation techniques. Only through land use intensification the farmers are able to considerably increase their production and benefit. More information about this Good Practice example can be found in this publication by Karin Gaesing.
CAMBODIA: Health Care for the Poorest Through the „Health Equity Fund“ (Good-Practice-Series 06B)
In Cambodia, around 20% of the population are classified as extremely poor. The Cambodian Health Equity Fund supports these population groups by providing free health services for them. The programme includes the often immense costs of transport from remote rural areas to health centres and even referral hospitals as well as a bonus payment to the health personnel. More details about this Good Practice example and the research results of the INEF team are summarized in this publication by Frank Bliss.
BENIN: Restauration de la fertilité des sols dans la région nord du Bénin (Good-Practice-Circulaire 12B)
Malgré une forte dégradation des sols, les paysans et paysannes ont pu doubler et tripler leurs récoltes dans le nord du Bénin grâce aux mesures appliquées à cause de l’encadrement du projet ProSOL. La construction des cordons pierreux pour améliorer l’infiltration des eaux dans le sol et la semence de différentes plantes légumineuses a considérablement amélioré la sécurité alimentaire et la situation économique des familles participantes au projet.
CAMBODIA: Who are the poorest in the village? Experience with the ID Poor approach (Good-Practice-Series 07B)
ID Poor is a transparent and participative targeting system to identify extremely poor households and individuals in Cambodia. Households with ID Poor status are entitled to social benefits, such as free treatments in health centres and hospitals (see Good Practice 6). ID Poor has been implemented in Cambodia for the past ten years.