Food Coalition

Inputs from HiHi-FAO Burkina Faso to the corporate umbrella programme for COVID-19 response

The most challenging issues raised by COVID19 pandemic are those related to the economic recovery of the foreseen decrease of the GDP growth from 6.3% to 2% as well as the effectiveness of the measures to mitigate the probable negative socio-economic impact of the pandemic at macro-economic and micro-economic levels. This will imply measures to prevent the rupture on food systems production and supply chain in order to protect the current 2.1 million people already under threat of food insecurity and malnutrition if nothing is done before the lean season (July-August 2020) according to Cadre Harmonisé (March 2020).

FAO’s response plan in Burkina Faso will aim to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain while supporting and strengthening the livelihoods of the most vulnerable and at-risk/affected populations in order to safeguard and ensure food security. Supporting production during the main cropping season is key to ensure availability and access to food from September 2020 in highly vulnerable areas. At the same time, farmers and herders need to be assisted during the current agricultural and pastoral lean season, when household food stocks are running out, food prices are increasing, pasture is not available and movement of livestock limited by insecurity and COVID-19 restrictions.

Priority Areas of work: Other
SDG: 1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Level: Country
Country: Burkina Faso
Budget: USD 350 000 to USD 500 000

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