Drops for Crops; Improving water-use efficiency in North Burkina Faso
Woord&Daad has started implementation of the Drops4Crops project in the North of Burkina Faso (Yatenga/Zondoma) since September 2017. This project is expected to be implemented for the next 7 years (2017-2024), and starts with an inception phase of 1 year. The project has the following scope: 1,600 smallholder producers have access to functional and improved water points for agricultural production, through which they realise a 34% water efficiency increase for their production; they are facilitated by a pool of independent irrigation service providers from whom farmers buy appropriate irrigation equipment and agri-inputs.
PRACTICA has been involved by advising on the water technology component in the strategy. During the inception phase the objective is 1) to prepare the D4C implementation on the selection of (tailor-made) water technologies, 2) prepare CSF as important supply chain facilitator for playing its role well in the intervention and 3) fine-tune and testing of pumps and applications to be introduced.