Water, the source of life and harmony: The triumph of social cohesion in the Mouhoun loop, Burkina Faso

In the relentless quest for sustainable harmony among various actors in pastoralism and agriculture, an extraordinary project has emerged in the Mouhoun Loop region of Burkina Faso. This initiative, focused on social cohesion and peaceful pastoral mobility, stands as a beacon of development for rural communities. It embodies the very essence of ROPPA’s weekly column “Les Pépites des Exploitations Familiales” (The Gems of Family Farms), which celebrates its 30th edition.

Be the change and take action: 22 March 2023, World Water Day

The 2023 UN focus on World Water Day is accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. This year’s global campaign is called Be the change, and it encourages people to take action in their own lives to change how they use, consume and manage water. World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22nd to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater. Water is essential for all life

Water is life: Spread the word

Water, they say, is life! Sanitation is also described as a way of life, and is defined as the means of preventing human contact with the hazard of human waste in order to promote health. Clean water helps create good sanitation and better hygiene. This, in turn, leads to good health. Poor sanitation, water, and hygiene have many serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right

Towards addressing the plight of rural communities in accessing water abstraction permits for productive uses

Rural communities are faced with numerous challenges related to access to water for potable and productive uses. Rural residents, especially young women and girls, spend quite a significant amount of their productive time looking for water. In some cases, rural communities collect potable water from unprotected and unsafe sources. The situation has been exacerbated by the high frequencies and magnitudes of agricultural droughts in Zimbabwe which are on the increase.