Farmer-led Agro Ecological Livelihoods in Burkina Faso

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Farmer-led Agro Ecological Livelihoods in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Strengthening Farmer-led agro ecological transition and livelihoods for resilience.

In Burkina Faso, subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the foundation of the national economy. The productivity of this farming system depends mainly on rainfall, which has fast declined in recent decades. As a result, an increasing number of rural households are facing chronic food and nutrition insecurity.

How are we helping?

We are working towards helping this problem by improving food and nutritional security through promoting proven agro-ecological technologies, diversifying livelihoods, and strengthening the technical and organisational capacity of the communities.

  • Impacting 70,000 people across 100 villages of three districts.
  • Small scale farmer’s households in particularly the most vulnerable, adopting agro ecological techniques.
  • Farmers’ households in the target villages will improve their nutrition through diversified production in the dry and rainy seasons.
  • Small scale farmer’s households in target villages will improve and diversify their livelihoods and resilience.
  • Community-based organizations at village and communal level will improve their capacities to promote and scale up agro-ecology and increasing resilience of small scale farmers to rapid changing climate.
  • Improvement in food security in terms of reduction of the lean season (the hunger period which starts at planting until the next harvest) depending on the season.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Increased number of daily meals from family production
  2. Diversified diet for children under five years old
  3. Diversified sources of income from on-farm and non-farm activities of at least 50% of women in the participating villages

Location; Burkina Faso

Location Partner: ANSD

Beneficiaries: 70,000 people across 100 villages