University of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

 

 

The Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso (UPB) was opened in 1995 in the second largest city known as the economic capital city of the country.

 

The Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso is composed of three teaching units:

  • 1. The University Institute of Technology which trains students in Business Administration and Secretarial Work;
  • 2. The Institute for Rural Development which is a college of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Studies; and
  • 3. The Higher School of Computer Sciences which provides a study program for computer software and hardware technicians..

 

Purpose of the Program

 

The SAFE program at University of Bobo Dioulasso was started in 2004 to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Burkina Faso through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity.

 

Student Statistics at University of Bobo Dioulasso

 

Despite of the fact that Polytechnic University of Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso is no more enjoying a direct assistance from SAFE, it continues to be active in SAFE activities. Lecturers at UPB have been very instrumental in leading the development of a platform for distance learning materials to be shared among Francophone countries.

 

The current student statistics in mid-career program at University of Bobo Dioulasso, as of September 2016, is tabulated below:

 

Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1 2004/05 6 1 7 graduated in June 2008
2 2006/07 11 2 13 graduated in June 2009
3 2007/08 7 4 11 graduated in June 2010
4 2008/09 12 5 17 graduated in June 2011
5 2009/10 19 2 21 graduated in June 2011
6 2010/11 13 2 15 graduated in June 2012
7 2011/12 31 5 36 graduated in June 2013
8 2013/14 10 3 13  
  Total 109 24 133

 

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Voices from the Field

  • Empowering Groups with Special Needs in Ethiopia. More
  • SAFE program helping communities engage in value-chain oriented, improved agricultural practices. More
  • “SAFE`s part in my life has been immense”, Coulibaly K. Mallé. More
  • “No better time than now to thank SAFE”, Mesele Yilma, More
  • “When knowledge empowers you, challenges are not problems”, Patience Kantomah, SAFE mid-career student at Bayero University, Nigeria.More
  • "My dream to educate my children has come true", George Mutebe, Uganda.
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  • “My thanks are enormous for Sasakawa`s intervention”, Misaye Mitiku, Ethiopia. More
  • “The reason why our cooperative is a primary model cooperative is because of Sasakawa`s intervention”, Tike Fekade, Ethiopia. More
  • “We realized crop failure is farmers’ failure”, Muhammmad Yaro, Nigeria. More

Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download