Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Burkina%20Faso Country content en Star Chef Cooks For Sahel’s Children As Fresh Milk Fuels The Hopes Of Thousands http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/star-chef-cooks-sahels-children-fresh-milk-fuels-hopes-thousands OUAGADOUGOU – In a region where school enrolment rates are very low, and early marriages a major cause of dropout among young girls, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has set up school canteens to help reduce malnutrition rates and to keep children in school. For better results, the organization has partnered with a women’s group that specializes in milk processing. School Meals Burkina Faso Global Africa School Meals Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:25:56 +0000 WFP 650780 at http://www.wfp.org Strengthened partnership, more yogurt-based school meals in Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/stories/strengthened-partnership-more-yogurt-based-school-meals-burkina The Ministry of Education and Literacy and the World Food Programme (WFP) are committed to promote the Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) model in Burkina Faso's schools with the financial support of Canada, Luxembourg and the Cartier Charitable Foundation. This partnership will strengthen WFP's capacity to provide school meals based on locally grown food to schoolchildren across the Sahel region. Kossam Saye Seno (KSS), a group of women farmers in Dori, the Sahel region's capital, partners with WFP to reach Zero Hunger in Burkina Faso by supplying local yogurt to nearly 3,000 schoolchildren. School Meals Burkina Faso Local Africa School Meals Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:12:14 +0000 Celestine Ouedraogo 650274 at http://www.wfp.org Germany Supports WFP In Tackling Undernutrition & Building Resilience In Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/germany-supports-wfp-tackling-undernutrition-building-resilience-burkina-faso OUAGADOUGOU - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the Federal Republic of Germany's contribution of eight million Euros (US$ 8.9 million) for the period 2016-2021 to support the resilience of rural communities through prevention and treatment of undernutrition, including behaviour change communication activities. Burkina Faso Africa Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:23:25 +0000 WFP 649748 at http://www.wfp.org Promoting Community-Led Resilience and Development Solutions in Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/stories/promoting-community-led-resilience-and-development-solutions-burkina-faso In order to better contribute to reinforcing community resilience and food and nutritional security, WFP has developed a diagnostic and planning approach based on community participation. A training and practical exercise on “Community-Based Participatory Planning” (CBPP) took place from 4 to 8 April 2016 in Banogo, East region. State centralized and decentralized technical and NGO staff and local community members participated in the exercise, which was organized by WFP partner “Appui à la promotion du développement durable des communautés” (APDC). Preventing Hunger Burkina Faso Africa Mon, 23 May 2016 16:59:51 +0000 Celestine Ouedraogo 649673 at http://www.wfp.org Malian Refugees In Burkina Faso Risk Losing Life-Saving Support http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/malian-refugees-burkina-faso-risk-losing-life-saving-support OUAGADOUGOU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warn that without urgent support, 31,000 Malian refugees risk being cut off from life-saving assistance over the next three months. With the lean season fast approaching, this is the period when they are most vulnerable and most need support. Burkina Faso Mali Africa Thu, 24 Mar 2016 06:25:35 +0000 WFP 649335 at http://www.wfp.org Combining education and provision of nutritious food to tackle malnutrition in Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/stories/combining-education-and-provision-nutritious-food-tackle-malnutrition-burkina-faso It is warm and dusty in Diépergou, a village located about 15 kilometers from Bogandé in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Habibata Thiombiano is nursing Youmanli, her 10-month old daughter, in the family courtyard. “I’m 45-years-old and Youmanli is my eighth child. If you had come here five months ago, you would have seen my daughter in a different state. She would nurse at night, but when she didn’t get enough milk, she would cry and cry, and I wasn’t able to get any sleep. She started to have diarrhea and lose so much weight that we started to lose hope," says Habibata. Focus on Women Burkina Faso Africa Focus on Women Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:35:54 +0000 WFP 649102 at http://www.wfp.org Yoghurt In Burkina Faso’s School Meals: Benefitting Students And Small-Scale Women Producers http://www.wfp.org/stories/yoghurt-burkina-faso-school-meals-students-women As part of its school meals project in Burkina Faso, the World Food Programme (WFP) uses locally-produced yoghurt to enrich children’s school meals and provide a market for vulnerable small-scale producers to earn an extra income. Students in twelve schools have benefitted from this initiative since May, when WFP introduced yoghurt into its school meals. Since the onset of the project in May 2015, more than 27 metric tonnes of yogurt have been distributed to over 2,000 students in 14 schools.” This school year, the overall school meals program will reach over 120,000 students in 955 schools in the Sahel region where food insecurity is high, and school enrolment rates are low. Not only the students, however, benefit from this initiative. Burkina Faso Global Africa Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:25:41 +0000 Celestine Ouedraogo 648345 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Things To Know About Hunger In Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-things-know-about-hunger-burkina-faso Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Burkina Faso. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Burkina Faso Global Africa Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:08:50 +0000 WFP 646934 at http://www.wfp.org New Study Shows How Undernutrition Is Taking A Huge Toll On Burkina Faso’s Economy http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-study-shows-how-undernutrition-taking-huge-toll-burkina-fasos-economy Ouagadougou - The economy of Burkina Faso loses nearly FCA 409 billion (US$ 802 million) per year due to the effects of child under nutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital by Mr François Lompo, Minister of Agriculture, Halieutic Resources, Sanitation and Food Security, representative of his Excellency, Lt Col Isaac Zida, Prime Minister of the transitional government of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso Global Africa Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:25:42 +0000 WFP 646918 at http://www.wfp.org Introducing Yoghurt Into WFP's School Meals In Burkina Faso http://www.wfp.org/stories/new-school-meals-ingredient-boosts-nutrition-local-production-burkina-faso In May, the World Food Programme began distributing yoghurt as part of its school feeding programme in Dori, the capital of Burkina Faso's Sahel region - a region with the lowest school enrolment rates and highest malnutrition rates in the country. The initiative will benefit nearly 200,000 students across 12 schools, and it's a first not only in Burkina Faso, but across the West Africa region. School Meals Burkina Faso Global Africa School Meals Mon, 18 May 2015 09:03:58 +0000 Celestine Ouedraogo 646338 at http://www.wfp.org