Under the blazing sun, the rice fields in Bobo -Dioulasso at maturity shine with a golden glow. We are in the rice-growing area of Bama, located about 30 kilometers from the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. An afternoon marked by the visit of His Excellency, the chargé d'affaires of the Dutch Embassy to Burkina Faso, and his delegation.
Spread over an area of 1,400 ha, the Bama rice field aims to intensify rice production in Burkina Faso, where 58 percent of the rice consumed domestically is imported- a significant loss for the national economy. The rice partnership supported by 2SCALE, involving small-scale producers, the Nebnooma rice mill and several other actors, aims to reverse this trend.