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Agri 2024

Inoussa Compaore

Inoussa Compaore, Speaker at Agri Conferences
Nazi BONI University, Burkina Faso
Title : The impact of urban market gardening on household livelihoods and food consumption


Today, the world is faced with the problem of meeting the food needs of its population. This problem is increasingly observed in certain cities already facing a high poverty rate. In Burkina Faso, agriculture is the main source of income for the poorest populations and the pillar of the country's food security. The fruit and vegetable sector occupies a special place among the promising sectors selected in Burkina Faso. Indeed, it contributes significantly to the fight against food insecurity and the reduction of poverty. However, the production and consumption of healthy vegetables and fruits remains a major concern in our different cities. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of urban market gardening on household livelihoods and food consumption. The study was conducted in the two major cities of Burkina Faso, namely Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. To obtain two separate samples, they were randomly constituted using an individual survey questionnaire for each: a sample of 300 market gardeners, including 150 per city, spread across three sites. And a sample of 200 urban households including 100 per city. At the level of market gardeners, the aim was to determine the share of market gardening income in the formation of the total annual income of the market gardener. At the household level, we assessed preferences for fresh or processed products, and their frequency of consumption per day.

Audience Take Away:

  • The public will know whether market gardening contributes to the fight against food and nutritional insecurity through the formation of income and consumption in peri-urban and urban areas.
  • The public will know the level and preference of consumption of fruits and vegetables in peri-urban and urban areas.
  • Researchers at other institutions can use the information from this study for their teaching or use the methodology to improve their research.
  • It is a practical solution to improving food security.


He studied at the Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso, now Nazi BONI University, and obtained a degree in rural development engineering with an option: Water and Forests in 2008. He continued his Master's studies of research in genetics and plant biotechnology at the University of Ouagadougou in 2010. The same year, He continued his doctoral studies at Nazi BONI University where he defended by unique doctoral thesis in rural development in 2018 (specialty: fish production). Seconded to this university, he continued his career as a teacher-researcher. Today he is a lecturer in fisheries sciences with a total of around twenty research articles. His research work generally focuses on the development of the rural world.

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