In Burkina Faso, Designing Hope develops an educational agroforestry garden also involving a kindergarten in collaboration with APAF Burkina at the Laafi center in Koudougou , and The Ivory Foundation supports the establishment of a pedagogical garden in the school of Yagma in the outskirts of Ouagadougou.


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The vegetable beds of the Yagma garden, Burkina Faso

The Yagma agroforestry garden, on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, is in full production of various vegetables!The presence of the borehole installed with the support of The Ivory Foundation during the setting up of the vegetable garden allows … Read More

Maintenance of the Yagma school garden with the students

In the agroforestry garden of the Yagma school, located on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, the students are involved in the daily maintenance of the vegetable garden.  This garden, set up on a real wasteland with the support … Read More

The mandala in Yagma garden, Burkina Faso

The mandala of Yagma garden has grown well ! Plantations of corn, cucumber, pepper, and green bean were carried out on the 8 plates of cultures forming a flower.

Visits to surrounding schools to promote the Yagma garden, Burkina Faso

The animators of the garden of Yagma visited various schools in the surroundings in order to promulgate the educational project of the garden. As in the Villiot garden in Paris or the Garden of Skills in Malanti, one of the … Read More

Training on growing beds in the Yagma garden with local women, Burkina Faso

For the women who have a large enough plot of land to start production in the open ground, the fourth day of training was devoted to the creation of growing beds. 19 women attended this session. Using the Yagma garden … Read More

Garden preparation with the children in Yagma, Burkina Faso

In the agroforestry garden at the Yagma school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, students are involved in its maintenance. Indeed, they prepare cultivation beds that will contribute to the improvement of their daily meals. This garden, set … Read More

Collective participation

At the end of a school day, Yagma’s students go to the garden and participate in its maintenance and watering. Vegetables that will soon enhance their meals served in the canteen…

Harvests and new crops in Yagma’s garden

New crop beds are growing at Yagma as the latest harvest of peppers and zucchini has just been made. Cabbage boards, and Milpa boards, combining squash and corn.

Educational visit to the Yagma Garden

Several times a year, technicians from APAF – the Agroforestry Proposal Association, organize visits to the garden with the children of Yagma’s school. A training program has been implemented with the support of The Ivory Foundation.

Ready for new cultures

The cultivation boards are ready for new crops, in the shade of papaya and moringas in the garden of the Yagma school.

Visit of Yagma Garden after classroom training.

After providing classroom training at the Yagma school, APAF accompanies the students for an educational tour of the garden.

Garden extension

The Ivory Foundation has funded the expansion of Yagma’s vegetable garden this year to increase vegetable production to better meet the needs of the canteen. Behind the fence, a new hedge will be made of thorny and resistant trees to … Read More

Creation of a new compost

With a view to expanding the perimeter of the vegetable garden, a new compost was implemented for the Yagma school garden. A trench of 4x1m was made on 30 cm of depth to assemble by layer the compost ingredients: herbs, … Read More

It grows at yagma !

The installation of the well provides a more regular watering, which has a direct impact on the speed of growth of vegetables in the garden.

Installation of solar panels to activate the pump

The team of Energies sans Frontières intervened at the end of January 2019 to install the solar electric system to activate the pump. The solar panels are positioned on the roof of the school.

Live hedge around Yagma’s garden

Young acacia and other thorny seedlings planted around the garden are now offering a valuable protection that will soon replace the fence, and protect the cultures from animal that can sometimes wander around the neighborhood and alter crops.

New nursery at Yagma

Two cultivation beds were used as a nursery to prepare the plants to be transplanted in the garden. The tomato plants are ready to be transplanted!

Yagma – Installation of the water tower

Early January, the water tower financed with the support of Energies sans Frontières was installed in the garden. it will be powered by the pump, and connected to sanitary on the one hand, and to the ponds dedicated to the … Read More

Waiting for the canteen

The students are waiting for the opening of the canteen.

Papaya grow in Yagma’s garden

The Yagma Garden is an experimental agroforestry garden. Cultivation beds are lined with fertile trees, which enrich the soil as they grow and provide shade for the crops. Fruit trees such as papayes have also been planted to maximize yield … Read More

Watering the garden at the Yagma School

Every morning and every evening, Yagma students take part in watering the garden. Since the well installed by The Ivory Foundation and Energies sans Frontières is in operation, the water problems have been greatly reduced and the garden is in … Read More

Drilling at Yagma Garden

In order to secure the water needs of the school and its garden, The Ivory Foundation has committed financially to the completion of a drilling, which was carried out in April 2018. This drilling was a real success because it … Read More

Garden vegetables used for canteen meals

In 2017, The Ivory Foundation funded the construction and running costs of a canteen for the school’s children. Meals are charged at a very low price to encourage families to offer this meal to their children. (75 FCFA, or about … Read More

Agroforestry in Yagma: First Moringa trees

In Yagma, the garden is flourishing! The first fertilizing trees begin to grow. Souleymane Traoré, the president of APAF Burkina, explains to the children how to harvest the leaves of Moringa to use them to flavor the meals, after having … Read More

Yagma garden, Season 2…

Yagma Garden just turned One year! This garden was set up by local NGO APAF with the support from The Ivory Foundation on the land surrounding the premises of Yagma School, in the suburb of Ouagadougou. It aims at providing … Read More

A painted Memory game for the preschool at Laafi village

In Burkina Faso, a memory game was made using visuals from the garden. The visuals are painted by Solstène, a Burkinabé artist who is already involved in the awareness campaigns of Designing Hope. 50 visuals have been created in duplicate, … Read More

Market gardening plots at Koudougou

The plots are now operational! The seedlings have been transplanted from the nursery and have recovered well. They require regular watering.

Yagma under water

The rainy season has arrived … The garden of Yagma was partially flooded, the garden very soggy.

First fertilizing tree seedlings – Yagma

The fertilizing trees are now ready to be transplanted onto the growing beds.

Fertilizer tree nursery

The compost was used and incorporated into the plots. The shaded hut and the trenches dugged for the compost will be used now as a nursery for the fertilizing trees. Plastic bags, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, … Read More

Plots are ready in Yagma garden.

The compost is now in the process of decomposition. In the meantime, the plots were dug and the soil loosened, ready to receive the compost that is now ready. In the foreground, we can see the first two plots dedicated … Read More

Preparation of compost beds

The first step in the launch of the Koudougou garden is the preparation of the compost beds. Two trenches 7m long and 1m wide, 20cm deep were dug. The first trench is used for the creation of the compost bed, … Read More

First growing beds at Yagma

The plots have been materialized on Yagma garden with metal stakes and string. Two were dug in priority to serve as a nursery for market gardening. Seedlings sprout are coming out.

Setting up water reserves on the garden of Yagma

While waiting for a well to be dug on the ground of the school of Yagma, the water of city is used for the watering of the garden. Since the distribution is rather random, 4 reserves have been installed to … Read More

Construction of a canteen in Yagma

The Ivory Foundation is committed to support the Yagma school in the outskirts of Ouagadougou. This project has two components: -An educational garden in agroforestry on a 4000 m2 plot nera the school buildings aiming at sensitizing young people and … Read More

Fencing the garden at Yagma

The preparation of the compost requires 45 days, with 2 turnings of the compost pile to activate the maturation process every 15 days. This period was used to prepare the plots: the APAF Burkina technician has delimited the perimeter of … Read More

Implementing compost at Yagma

The implementation of the activities linked to the project of creating an agro-forestry garden at Lycée Sainte Marie de Yagma in the outskirts of Ouagadougou, started with the support of The Ivory Foundation in March 2017. APAF Burkina, the local … Read More

Preparation of the ground in Koudougou

Since 2011, Designing Hope has been developing a partnership with the Laafi village in Koudougou in the field of awareness of early pregnancy and HIV / AIDS. In February 2017, a new project completes this collaboration in partnership with APAF … Read More

Agroforestry by APAF in Burkina Faso

This film presents the action of APAF in agroforestry in Burkina Faso. APAF is a pioneer in agroforestry in West Africa, with knowledge of local fertilizer tree species helping to regenerate the soil, in association with organic market gardening, and … Read More

A comic explaining basics of Permacuture.

Designing Hope has produced, with the support of The Ivory Foundation, an illustrated brochure presenting the techniques of permaculture. This document addresses several topics, the creation of raised beds, crops rotation, crops associations, with a focus on milpa, compost… This … Read More