The Central region is experiencing a 10% annual increase in its population due to demographic changes and the arrival of people from other parts of the country. The need for agricultural products, especially vegetables is growing.
Fert initiated its action in 2018 with 9 market gardening cooperatives in the context of the of the structuring and organizational strengthening component of the Organic Market Gardening Sector Development Program carried by the Centre Regional Council and supported by the Brittany region.
The 9 cooperatives, 3 cooperatives in the commune of Ouagadougou and 6 other communal cooperatives group together nearly 850 farmers and are federated within a regional union. For the 2018-2019 campaign, they have sown nearly 172 ha spread over 52 production sites. The total harvest is estimated at 2,612 T, the main crops being onions, tomatoes and local eggplants.
Two videos were produced to animate the restitution sessions and debates with the other cooperatives’ members.