Capacity Building and Income Generators for Small Scale Farmers
Finkolo (Mali) and Koloko (Burkina Faso) communities
Population data statics show that both countries are among the world’s poorest with Burkina Faso and Mali having a 2015 yearly per capita income of 650USD and 781USD, respectively. The percentage of the population living under the poverty line in 2016 is 43,76% for Burkina Faso and 41.8% for Mali.
The economic growth and the creation of prosperity have not created real improvement in the living conditions of the people in parts of these countries.
A significant number of younger citizens have very little opportunity to access vocational training or to obtain employment.
This is exactly where we would like to help and in light of all these difficulties the YOU Foundation has started a pilot farm as a project model:
– a model farm to support small scale farmers,
– a support system for small scale farmers to create a professional non-for-profit organization to represent their shared interests,
– a sustainable finance mechanism for small scale poultry farmers as well as a centralized sales system.