Burkina Faso has been faced with some major challenges over the years that have threatened food security in the country, from a severe drought in 2011 to an influx of Malian refugees in 2012. As a Sahelian country with 86% of its population employed in the agricultural sector, Burkina Faso is vulnerable to climate shocks, which lead to poor harvests yields, a challenging food production system, and a poor rural population, in addition to the pastoralist lifestyle that promotes competition and may lead to conflict.
The Nutrition Sensitive Agricultural Intensification for Sustainable Food Security (PIDASAN) supports the second phase of the National
Rural Sector Program (PNSR). It contributes to increasing agricultural productivity by adopting improved agricultural technologies such as the dissemination of drought- and pest-resistant seed varieties, composting and erosion control techniques, and livestock and poultry feeding technologies that will increase feed production and crop yields. It improves the nutritional quality of crops and vegetables, provides assistance for marketing, empowers rural farmers to use various technologies that reduce livestock and feed expenditures, improves the quality of food and dietary intake, and creates jobs. The project targets nine regions and will reach 125 communes, where it is estimated that 300,000 poor people will be impacted, 120,000 of whom will be women and 30,000 youth. The target areas were
chosen for their high agricultural potential and relatively favorable climate conditions.
Project StatusUnder Preperation
- Inclusive Business
Supervising entityWorld Bank
The project is still under preparation.