Burkina Faso

Introduction:

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with over 18 million people. The agricultural sector contributes 30% to the GDP and employs 85% of the workforce.  Rice production is at the center of Burkina Fa­so’s development strategies for food security. The rice consumption of the population is steadily increasing, and approximately 47% of the demand can be covered by domestic production. Since 2010, sesame has become an important export commodity. Other important supply chains are millet and sorghum, maize, sugar cane, cashew nuts and shea. As the main export until 2009, cotton played a special role in the economy of the country. This supply chain continues to be important. The promo­tion of organic cotton production from 2004 to 2011 led to rising employment figures and higher incomes for workers. The national diet is heavily reliant on starchy staples, and supply of animal protein remains low at 50 g/caput/day. Under and overnutrition coexist in Burkina Faso, and micronutrient deficiencies particularly affect women and children

Read the full PARI country dossier here, and read the country innovation study on the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investments in Burkina Faso here.

Burkina Faso on eAtlas

Publications

Global Innovation Index 2017 Report Now Available

Farmers’ adaptation to weather extremes in the Sudan Savanna

PARI Annual Report 2016

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases

2017

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.

Country Innovation Studies

2016 | Prepared by the PARI national partners and FARA

The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies

On the use of agricultural system models for exploring technological innovations across scales in Africa: A critical review

2016 | R.P. Rötter | F.L. Sehomi | J.G. Höhn | J.K. Niemi | M. van den Berg

Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 23, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

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PARI Annual Report 2015

PARI Policy Brief No. 1: Strategic Directions for Development Collaboration for Food Security and Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth – an Africa-wide Perspective

2015 | C. Husmann | J. von Braun | O. Badiane | Y. Akinbamijo | O.A. Fatunbi | D. Virchow

A study for the special initiative  “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Report on Potentials and Cooperation Opportunities in African Countries

2015 | J. von Braun et al.

Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.

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Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers

Regional trade and volatility in staple food markets in Africa