The Monaco Red Cross partners with the Foundation
Aware of the role of human activity in climate change and the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to reduce this impact, the Monegasque Red Cross has decided to make a full commitment in favour of the environment by donating 16,000 € to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, in order to carry out a project linked to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
The aim of the chosen project is to develop sustainable agriculture and improve water resource management in the province of Kénédougou in Burkina Faso.
The province of Kénédougou is regularly affected by floods, peaks of drought, insects harmful to crops (caterpillars, flies, etc.) and violent winds. The province has several rivers and water sources, with a forest area in the south and a savannah area in the north. This situation creates an imbalance and accentuates the climatic hazards between the two parts of the province with sometimes drops in rainfall and long periods of drought in certain localities.
Livestock farming is difficult due to the presence of epizootics that affect both livestock and poultry, and the consequences of which are the loss of animals and a drop in income.
The project, conducted on the field by Action contre la Faim, aims to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable households, including people with disabilities, through sustainable access to food through the adoption of innovative agricultural practices for households and peasant organizations.
Access to food and nutritional security necessarily involves improving the availability of water for irrigation and consumption and the popularization of agro-ecological practices. The project therefore also aims to guarantee access to and efficient use of water through the approach of integrated water resources management.
Finally, the project provides for more specific support for municipalities in assessing their vulnerability to the effects of climate change and their skills for taking into account emergency preparedness and response plans (natural disasters).