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Burkina Faso

11 current projects
3.54 m. € funding in 2019
635,000 people reached in 2019

The West African country of Burkina Faso has been repeatedly wracked by unrest and revolts since achieving independence in 1960. The political instability slows down the economic and social development of the country. The majority of its 19.75 million inhabitants consists of self-sufficient smallholders. The only business sectors of note are cotton production and mining, in particular gold mining. However, both income sources are extremely unstable. The exclusively overland export economy depends on the security situation in neighbouring countries as well as on the global market price. Both are subject to significant fluctuations. In addition, cotton production is very dependent on climatic conditions.

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Prospects for Farmers

In Burkina Faso small farmers become entrepreneurs, who sell their surpluses on the market.

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Hygiene starts on the toilet

The access to clean water is a human right. Sanitary facilities and hygiene training improve hygiene at schools in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

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More projects in Burkina Faso

The Manioc as Saviour

Burkina Faso | 2016 – 2021 | Budget: € 2,643,119
Institutional donors: BMZ

Poultry farming ensures food and income

Burkina Faso | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,149,318
Institutional donors: BMZ

Preventing Youth Radicalisation

Burkina Faso | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,226,698
Institutional donors: PATRIP

Increasing Biodiversity, Nutrition and Hygiene Boosts Food and Nutritional Security

Burkina Faso | 2019 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,222,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Improving Hygiene and Reducing Diarrhoea

Burkina Faso | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,222,200
Institutional donors: EAU VIVE,EU,IRC International Water and Sanitat,SOS SAHEL Int. France (SOSSIF)

Burkina Faso | 2019 – 2020 | Budget: € 665,800

Calling for and Fulfilling the Human Right to Food

Burkina Faso | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 807,629
Institutional donors: BMZ

Overcoming Poverty With Peas and Beans

Burkina Faso | 2020 – 2020 | Budget: € 99,864
Institutional donors: GIZ

News from Burkina Faso

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#88 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Burkina Faso
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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18.65 million population (2019)
8.1% child mortality (2019)
20.0% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-8,6 Score (36.8 in 2010)
46.3 2000
48.1 2005
36.8 2010
25.8 2019

Publications about Burkina Faso

BRACED – Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

With a grant of 7.2 million GBP of the government of the United Kingdom the Welthungerhilfe consortium implemented the BRACED project in the...

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