Role of communication in the promotion of good agricultural practices in relation with productive sanitation in Burkina Faso: Case of Ecossan latrines in the village of Gourcy, rural commune of Nandiala, Province of Boulkiemdé, Region of West center.



The productive sanitation is an approach that represents a change of paradigms. Indeed, this approach aims at protecting health and environment by a hygienisation of human faeces in order to use it as fertilizers in agriculture. Trough diverse projects, rural populations in Burkina Faso familiarized themselves to the use of fertilizers from Ecossan latrines that they call in mooré « Birg koenga » meaning hygienized faeces, and « birg koom » meaning hygienized urine.

The general objective of the current study is to evaluate the importance of communication in the appropriation of these fertilizers derivate from Ecossan latrines by the populations in the village of Gourcy in the rural commune of Nandiala. Specifically, it was about evaluating the products or manure used by the populations of Gourcy for their farming and the keen interest around Ecossan latrines.

This study enabled to get three (3) great results. Firstly, fertilizers derivate from Ecossan latrines are fertilizers of quality; secondly, these fertilizers come as an alternative solution to chemical fertilizers and finally, Ecossan latrines fertilizers come as a solution to problems of food security.

Key words: Productive sanitation, agricultural practices, ECOSAN, rural area.

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