EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress

Improvement of living conditions through the practice of agroecology in market gardening in Burkina Faso: issues and prospects for local NGOs


Joseph Nomwindé Kabore | Laboratory of Soil Material and Environment, University of Ouagadougou

Der Some | Laboratory of Soil Material and Environment; University of Ouagadougou

Adama Ilboudo | Laboratory of Soil Material and Environment, University of Ouagadougou



Through a survey on the practice of agroecology among 138 producers including 90 women, five local organizations were involved in this study. These local organizations conduct their agricultural activities in areas where the isohyets are totally different. The results showed that 73% of the producers are not literate with 79% for women who can neither read nor write. Onions, cabbage and eggplant remain the main vegetable crops, with 42% of women and 48% of men having access to land on an irrigated perimeter. It has been found that 3% of men and 29% of women produce their own seed. Only 12% of producers have access to a credit for organic vegetables. Organic manure is poorly used with only 17% of respondents compared to 83% who use mineral fertilizers. Synthetic pesticides are the most used by all producers with 96% of respondents. In a context of promoting agroecology, we must work to reduce the use of chemical pesticides and the promotion of environmentally friendly treatments (natural, organic, organic, etc.), while emphasizing integrated pest management.

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