We are the solution (NSS) is a pan-African campaign that aims to promote food sovereignty in the West African member countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Senegal.
In Burkina Faso, the pan-African campaign We are the Solution (nss) which has become a movement is supported by two national and sub-regional structures, FENOP (National Federation of Farmers' Organizations) and RESACIFROAT (Support Network for Citizenship of Rural Women in West Africa and Chad). Mrs. OUOBA Rosalie, president of RESACIFROAT is the coordinator of the campaign in Burkina Faso.
The overall objective of the pan-African campaign We Are the Solution (nss) is to :
• Promote good practices and knowledge that are known and transmitted for generations in Africa (agro-ecology, seed conservation) and that have preserved the environment. food sovereignty on the continent ;
• Influencing decision-makers and promoting better governance ;
• Valorize the production of family agriculture.
The panafrican campaign we are the solution (nss)
aims to equip rural women with rural techniques and tools to ensure that their voices are heard and their concerns taken into account so that they can participate effectively in the global "we are the solution (nss)" campaign initially conducted with producers' federations in Africa.
It also aims to equip rural women's associations with the necessary skills to improve, foster and share their traditional agricultural knowledge and promote it as an alternative to the methods of the new green revolution. In fact it is a fight against chemical fertilizers and pesticides .
La FENOP et le RESACIFROAT, ont organisé une session de formation en Agriculture écologique au profit de Vingt cinq producteurs et productrices agricoles à Bobo-Dioulasso et Dandé.
«FENOP and RESACIFROAT training session in agro-ecology»
The ultimate goal of the training is to enable participants to disseminate and apply ecological agricultural production practices and techniques. In order to achieve this goal at the end of the training, the different themes were addressed in a participative and concrete way through practical work. This helped to improve the understanding of the practices taught.
In addition, at the beginning of the training, a film entitled "Seeds of Freedom" was screened, which allowed the participants to express themselves and, above all, to make women and men in agriculture understand the importance of seeds in their activity, because "the farmer who has control over his seeds can ensure food sovereignty and also food security", then a participatory evaluation of the understanding of the training session and the expectations of each participant was carried out. The themes were then addressed using specific methods.
A field trip was carried out in Dandé, a locality located 60 km from Bobo, where the women of the Union Lolo of this locality set up a school garden to learn modern agroecological techniques and to allow other people to come and train there. The aim of this outing was to apply the lessons learned in the previous days and especially to make compost. Thus, two types of compost were produced: liquid and solid compost.
During this field trip, a bio-pesticide based on neem leaves, chilli pepper and onion was produced on site. The aim was to enable the women of Dandé (who work on the market garden site) who were not able to participate in the training in Bobo, to learn how to make at least one bio-pesticide.