Our Nutrition Project “An Egg a Day” – Poor Small Farmers Are Successfully Trained
In this project, families were provided with laying hens, roosters and poultry feed. They successfully completed training and benefited from “self-sufficiency packages.”
Background: Lacking skills and educational poverty among people in the border region of Mali and Burkina Faso mean that poultry farming as well as vegetable cultivation are still in the early stages of development. Farmers encounter a number of recurring difficulties that further limit access to needed food.
Climate change and the very limited nutritional knowledge of the affected households increase food insecurity and have a negative impact on the nutrition of children in particular, with symptoms of malnutrition or undernourishment. The existential hardship of the large number of very poor households forces many people to flee.