Awa watched her son leave 7 years ago from Burkina Faso to pursue better economic opportunities. When the 28-year-old Adama was forced to return, he found that members of the farmers’ cooperative of his community were calling on him to join. What opportunities did mother and son find in collaborating for a more professional farmers’ organisation?
Awa Boundane is the President of the Simplified Cooperative Society (SCOOPS) Nong Taaba – meaning “Let us love each other” in the Mooré language - located in the Boulgou province in the Central-East region of Burkina Faso. The cooperative is dedicated to the production and commercialisation of sesame.