THE LIVELIHOODS CAMP 2015
The Livelihoods Camp constitutes a unique platform for exchange and collaboration, bringing together experts from different fields to find long term solutions for family farming.
The 2015 edition of the Camp took place from February 23 to February 26 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 150 participants representing 25 nationalities came to the Camp.
They included farmers, researchers who have developed effective sustainable family farming techniques, NGOs that have deployed these techniques in rural communities, private companies who can facilitate rural producers’ access to markets, credit and technology, and public institutions that implement development policies.
4 MAIN THEMES FOR THE CONTEST AND THE CAMP
- How to increase agricultural production while respecting nature?
- How to adapt to climate change?
- How to access markets and better sell agricultural products?
- How to empower farmers and farming communities?
In September 2014, Livelihoods and SOS SAHEL launched the international contest “Farmers have talent!”. The 25 contest winners have all implemented inspiring projects that have improved the livelihoods of family farmers. They were invited to participate in the Livelihoods Camp 2015 where they were able to present their initiatives, meet a variety of committed stakeholders and participate in fruitful workshops. 5 of them received a special award and XOF 1M during the Awards Ceremony organized on Wednesday February 25:
- The award of the most innovative initiative was awarded to the RONGEAD, Burkina Faso
- The award of the most impacting initiative was awarded to the FERT Organization, Burkina Faso
- The award of the most promising initiative was awarded to Mekelle University, Ethiopia
- The award of the most inclusive initiative was awarded to KadAfrica, Uganda
- The award of the Camp’s participants was awarded to the Terres Jaunes Association, Mali