Improving food production
As a Sahelian country with 86 percent of its population employed in the agricultural sector, Burkina Faso is vulnerable to climate shocks and needs to build resilience for rural farmers. The component aims to secure and increase crop production, as well as facilitate access to fishery resources and promote livestock production, through sustainable management of water resources and the development of irrigation and related productive infrastructures through matching grants.
This component will support agricultural technology dissemination. The technological packages for food crop production include improved seed developed and/or tested by the WAAPP project, fertilizer, manure, sustainable soil management technologies, animal traction, and improved post-harvest technologies. For livestock production, the focus will be on milk production and short cycle livestock products including cattle and sheep fattening and technology packages that include genetic improvement (local and exotic breeds) and access to veterinary services and products (including, vaccination, and animal feed).
Improving the availability of food products
This component aims to strengthen the capacities of stakeholders to manage the variability of food supplies at local and national levels through reducing post-harvest loss and supporting the marketing of food products. Post-harvest loss will be addressed by providing matching grants to eligible producer groups to: (i) ensure dissemination of improved technologies including improved storage (triple-bagging) targeted at the Warrantage and restructured cereal banks; (ii) rehabilitate small scale improved food processing units managed principally by women groups around water reservoirs; (iii) scale-up milk collection by ensuring that milk collection centers' equipment and organizations are functional and, (iv) extend the support to the valorization of non-timber forest products to the Sahel Protected area. Marketing of food products will be implemented by financing the development of village level warehouse receipt (Warrantage) schemes by constructing community warehouses.