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The gardening project in Nefrelaye

The gardening project in Nefrelaye

The Harmattan wind is bringing a lot of dust in the air which in its turn brings a lot of respiratory difficulties. Also temperatures are rising. We have around 38°C in the day and around 24°C at night. Back to the gardening project in Nefrelaye In a previous blog I...

Another blog from Herve Millet

Another blog from Herve Millet

Another week flew by. The government has announced elections for the president and the parliament for the 20 November 2020. A lot of people doubt that they will be held because of the security situation. Maison de la Femme of Sidi 2  This village is one of the 3...

Projects in the village of Nefrelaye

Projects in the village of Nefrelaye

This week was busy week. Among the activities was a lot of cleaning of our administration which is not my favorite task. But we had a very good visit to the village of Nefrelaye where I could enjoy the day. Some projects in the village of Nefrelaye Nursery school...

Herve back in Burkina Faso

Herve back in Burkina Faso

I am back in Burkina since about 10 days for about 9 weeks. The dry season has started since November last year and will be going on until may this year. It is a period when herds are moving from north west part of Burkina towards the south east part. Those herds can...

Last blog from Herve this year

Last blog from Herve this year

We are back in The Netherlands since yesterday, welcomed by a cold rain. For iron, to harden it, it is first heated then plunged in cold water. For people, coming from 37oC to a rainy 4oC does not make you stronger. Marketing 101 We  developed a project for a bakery...

More about the secondary agricultural school (LAP)

More about the secondary agricultural school (LAP)

At the beginning of the week we welcomed two visitors who will stay with us for about 3 weeks: Stephanie is from Switzerland and will help us improve our process linked with production and sales control. Lucile is French and will look at our beekeeping project. LAP...

Too much rain and a new nursery school

Too much rain and a new nursery school

Too much rain The rainy season started rather late this year. It seems that it will stop late as well. Since one week it has been raining almost every day. I had never seen as much rain as I saw yesterday. It kept pouring and pouring down. With so much rain, travels...

Blog from Herve Millet

Blog from Herve Millet

Eugenie arrived beginning of the week. Nice to not be alone in the house. Beginning of the lectures at the LAP So the final count for this school year is 271 students (140 girls and 131 boys). We have recruited a full time agronomist and a full time nurse. Students of...

Our farms in Burkina Faso

Our farms in Burkina Faso

Farms We have 2 farms, one in Sokourani of 22 hectares and one in Mogobasso of 6 hectares. Through the years we have been trying various ways to exploit those farms. First it was supposed to be a show case for farmers for best practices how to cultivate. This did not...

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