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Thanks to the World Bank FAO will support the recovery of the livestock sector in Burkina Faso significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19

10/09/2021

On 7 September 2021, FAO and the Government of Burkina Faso signed an agreement to support the development of the livestock sector in the country, thanks to the World Bank’s contribution of USD 2.67 million. 

The project will be implemented in the framework of the Projet d’appui au développement du secteur de l’élevage au Burkina Faso, which aims to improve the productivity and marketing of livestock production in the country, and support national economic recovery. Specific activities will focus on providing conditional cash transfers to 3 450 farmers across the country who have been affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This will help protect and recover farmers’ livelihoods, by boosting local economies and enhancing market linkages, and ultimately strengthen their resilience.

“We are a key partner for the Government of Burkina Faso in the food security, agriculture and especially livestock sectors. We are collaborating closely with the national authorities to provide an urgent response to the needs of producers”, says Dauda Sau, FAO Representative in Burkina Faso.

The logic of the intervention is based on the humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach, which brings together FAO’s experience and knowledge on cash-based transfers but also the strengthening of beneficiaries’ agrosilvopastoral production capacities.

The signing of the agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso, through the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources, enhances collaboration on the emergency and resilience interventions, both with the Government as well as with the World Bank, benefiting vulnerable communities throughout the country