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Projects

Water

Wasser

A dam and numerous wells help relieve the shortage of sufficient and clean water.

Agriculture

Landwirtschaft

Farm cooperatives are supported in many ways on their path to economic independence.

Education

Bildung

Building of schools, free school meals and assistance to gifted pupils are an investment in young people's development.

Research

Forschung

All projects are accompanied by research, the results of which are incorporated in practical work in the field.

Renewable Energies

Erneuerbare Energien

This new economic sector will create new sources of income, permit electrification and support environmental protection.

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Moringa Oleifera

Cultivation of Moringa oleifera, the tree of life

The Moringa oleifera is often called “the tree of life” because it has a particularly large number of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and protein – more than any other vegetable or fruit. Moringa leaves are a food supplement of enormous importance in particular in poor regions such as Burkina Faso where chronic malnourishment and undernourishment are widespread.

Currently, the Dreyer Foundation is cultivating Moringa trees on approx. 6 hectares of test fields all year round. The leaves are then collected and processed into a food supplement by the women's cooperative consisting of about 120 women. The finished products – oil or dried leaves in powder – are very valuable, relatively rare and suitable for export.

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The Dreyer Foundation is aiming to intensify this production. The acreage will be extended to 12 hectares by 2020. In addition, it is planned to enhance processing using industrial methods. In the long term, the products will be certified and get an EU-authorization which will facilitate distribution in regional and international markets.