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Security situation in Burkina

7 October 2018 So here am I again in Burkina Faso. Eugénie will join me in 2 weeks. The rainy season has been good. Now the rain should stop so that villagers can begin to harvest their fields. Rains are no good for the roads. Communication is very difficult and...

Farm activities

Rains came, but have stopped for about a week now…. Let’s hope that they will be more regular in this season. Nepotism and withholding fees I am not sure why I am talking again about nepotism since it is a disease difficult to cure. Recently, the general manager of...

News from Burkina Faso

It is nice to see so much green after a long period of brown colors Fetishes have more power than our lectures For many years we have been explaining to farmers that growing cotton is not profitable. We can demonstrate that to them and they can agree on our...

Challenges of having “only” one rainy season

2 July 2018 The rainy season seems to have finally arrived with rains every other day. Farmers and their families are busy working in the fields. Challenges of having “only” one rainy season In Burkina there is only one rainy season from June to September. This means...

Situation in Burkina Faso

24 June 2018 It has been 2 weeks since I came back to Burkina Faso. This period is supposed to be the start of the rainy season, but only just this morning we got a long and steady rain. First time we see fruit on this palm tree in our garden. Apparently we cannot eat...

Firebug (gendarme) a very special insect

[:nl]End of our trip this time, so last blog. We had to change our return date due to the fact that Air France is on strike (again).  Between the railway company which is  on strike 2 days per week since 5 weeks, and Air France on strike at least 5 days per month, it...

Monsanto

[:nl] MONSANTO Monsanto introduced OGM cotton in Burkina Faso about 10 years ago. Three years ago It was banned, since the fiber of the cotton was rather short and could not be sold easily. In the meantime, the “white fly” which used to attack that cotton, had to find...

News from Burkina Faso

[:nl] Reminder: These temperatures are taken in the shade. Yesterday we heard a big bang in our bed room. An electrical insect repeller blew out of its socket. The rest of the power went down as well. We called our electrician who found out that we had 380V coming in...

No cash, and nothing to eat in some villages

[:nl]15 April 2018 Eugenie and I have been back in Burkina for almost 2 weeks. April is the hottest and more difficult month here. During the day the temperature goes up to 42oC and at night it doesn’t go below 27oC. April is also the month of the first rains. We have...

Situation in Burkina Faso

[:nl]4 March 2018 Burkina Faso So, it seems that Burkina Faso has to make the headlines every 6 months with a terrorist attack. In the past months we had seen more and more tourists in Burkina. Also, more news was coming about foreign companies coming to look at...

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