Yako non-timber forest products Producers and Processors

Burkina Faso - Miscellaneous - Spices, wild herbs and condiments

The largest ethnic group in the northeastern town of Yako, in the province of Passoré, is the Mossi. To promote local varieties, the Génération Revenu association works on small agricultural projects and has opened a restaurant whose name means “the wonders of the savanna.” The restaurant’s typical dish is guelbom, made with soumbala, fermented sorrel seeds, dried fish and millet flour. This business supports a number of local small-scale producers, whose best-selling product is the desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca), harvested by around a dozen women in the community. A small shop has also been opened next to the restaurant, selling many local foods made using non-wood forest products. Some are also sold in the capital. The products include cookies made with baobab and jujube fruit, roots, soaps made from desert dates, jujubes or Sclerocarya birrea (marula) and seasonings like soumbala and liikalga.

Production area
Passoré province, Nord region


Mady Sankara
Tel. +226 75298822
e-mail Agpfaso@yahoo.fr