Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is located in West Africa, with Mali to its north and Ghana to its south. The climate is tropical with warm, dry winters and hot, wet summers.

 
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AGRICULTURE

Burkina Faso has joined with three other cotton-producing countries in the region – Benin, Chad and Mali (known as the Cotton-4 countries) – to lobby in the World Trade Organization for fewer subsidies to cotton producers in competing countries.

Cotton is the country’s primary cash crop, but exports of livestock and gold have also added to Burkina Faso’s economy.

CHALLENGES

Burkina Faso remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with a 77 percent unemployment rate and 46 percent of the population living in poverty. It also has few natural resources and suffers from a weak industrial base.

PRODUCTS

Cotton . Peanuts . Shea Nuts . Sesame . Sorghum . Millet . Maize

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PROJECTS IN BURKINA FASO

IFDC is working to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso. Our key projects in the country include PAMEFA and USAID C4CP.

CONTACT

IFDC Burkina Faso
11 BP 82
Ouaga 11
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Tel: (226) 50 37 45 03 / 05 / 08
Fax: (226) 50 37 49 69
ifdcburkina@ifdc.org

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