July through September is when farmers are busy in their fields as rainfall has started well throughout the West African region. There were floods in some countries such as in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina and Mali. We then had pockets of drought in certain parts of the region. But in general, the rainy season looked pretty good.
Three Job Booster trainings were hosted this summer in Burkina Faso, equipping 150 people under the age of 35. Trainees selected for these trainings focused on vulnerable populations, internally displaced people, and those with disabilities.
Ultimately, the objective of this training is to enable these young people to improve their living conditions through a gainful activity.
Overheard at the seminar... “It is important for me to put into practice the techniques learned because I know that it is the only solution for us to avoid starvation in our family. As you know, we have poor soils and we have no money to buy chemical fertilizer. So I can say that the training received is a godsend for us. I am confident that we will be able to eat our fill now, without spending money, thanks to these new techniques,” shared Sandrine of Burkina Faso.