PAPEA Ginger Cassava

The Programme d'Appui à la Promotion de l'Entreprenariat Agricole (PAPEA) is a new program created by the governments of Switzerland and Burkina Faso, to run for twelve years in three four-year phases. In the Hauts Bassins region, AGRODEV Services et Logistiques has been selected as Co-facilitator in charge of implementing Lot 7, which concerns the development of cassava and ginger market systems. The main aim of our action is to support players in these sectors in improving yields, processing and product diversification, structuring the market, and strengthening production and processing capacities through structuring investments.

The project in figures

500
jobs

are created for young people and women, including 25 in the cassava SDMs and 250 in the ginger SDMs.

300
companies

involved in clusters (including 150 for ginger and 150 for cassava) increase their income by 10%.

2400
people

are involved in the clusters, including 1,200 for ginger and 1,200 for cassava.

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Context

In Burkina Faso, cassava acreage varies from 1 to 5 hectares, with yields ranging from 7 to 15 tonnes/hectare. The sector has seen strong growth in recent years, with an increase in the number of production communes and processing units. However, it is facing low yields, difficulties in supplying raw materials, poor processing performance, weak business links between players, lack of organization and difficulties in accessing financing. Over 90% of national ginger production is grown in the Hauts-Bassins region, mainly in the province of Kénédogou. This increasingly sought-after crop is grown on small areas, with yields ranging from 6 to 9 tonnes/hectare. The sector faces a number of difficulties, such as low yields, poor adoption of technological innovation in processing, market inorganization and poor organization of players. Organizing these sectors would undoubtedly help to improve food security, create jobs and combat poverty.

Methodology / Approach

Our approach is systemic, involving the search for collective solutions and the implementation of collaborative projects involving key players (producers, processors, traders/distributors), technical and financial support providers and regulatory bodies. We encourage the formation of "business clusters" or clusters of companies oriented towards promising market systems, in order to resolve constraints and seize opportunities.

Achievements / Results

  • Analysis of cassava and ginger market systems
  • Establishment of 5 functional clusters with collective strategies drawn up and led by facilitators
    • Bobo cassava cluster
    • Orodara cassava cluster
    • Bobo ginger cluster
    • Orodara ginger cluster
    • Koloko ginger cluster
  • Carrying out business dialogues between cluster members and financing institutions in order to mobilize financial resources
  • Contribution to the structuring of the cassava sector (establishment of regional unions and the cassava interprofession)
  • Cascading training of facilitators and cluster members in financial education
  • An interactive program on Radio Omega on the benefits of producing, processing and marketing cassava and ginger products for the local economy.
  • Participation of cluster companies in commercial events (fairs) ...

Partners

This project was proudly supported by the following partners.

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