Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics

Burkina Faso

Following an in-depth needs analysis through bilateral consultations organized between FAO and the Burkina Faso’s counterparts responsible for producing and using agricultural statistics, and based on the information collected through a questionnaire prepared by FAO and completed by the national agricultural statistical team, the following activities, planned for the period 2021-2024, are implemented in Burkina Faso with the aim to fill gaps in different levels of technical expertise and capacities.

  • HR Policies: Support in evaluating and establishing adequate human resources policies that allow the national statistical units to operate appropriately;
  • Scholarships: Participation in the scholarship programme;
  • Basic Training: Basic training in agricultural statistics;
  • LOSSES: Support in collecting, measuring and analysing data on agricultural losses;
  • Master Sampling Frame (MSF): Technical assistance in developing, using and maintaining a cost-effective Master Sampling Frame (MSF) to implement an integrated system of agricultural surveys;
  • Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI): Training and support to the country in developing, implementing, and maintaining CAPI-based surveys to improve data quality and cost-efficiency of agricultural surveys;
  • INDICATORS: Support in computing timely and reliable CAADP indicators;
  • Farm Typology: Support in developing farm typologies for improved policy analysis.
News from Burkina Faso
The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) Phase II, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources, and Fisheries (MARAH) and its partners within the National Statistical System (NSS), including the National Agricultural Statistics System (NASS), has successfully completed a training workshop aimed at bolstering the statistical dissemination framework in Burkina Faso.

A session to calculate CAADP indicators was held in Ouagadougou from March 14 to 16, 2023, to benefit six male participants from the Directorate in charge of agricultural statistics. The training was provided by Maurice Taondyandé, a statistician in the FAO Statistics Division...


With the online assistance of the Global Strategy, Burkina Faso continued the work on the definition of the national farm typology after the first training in June 2022.

The farm types were defined using the four proposed dimensions: farm profile, farm size, commodity specialization and...


The first training on Farm Typology in the frame of the Phase II of the Global Strategy was held in Burkina Faso from 21 to 28 June 2022. The training was organised in three sessions. The first one aimed at introducing to the larger public of producers and users of agricultural statistics in t...

FAO, in the context of the Phase II of the Global Strategy, organized a training workshop from 23 to 27 May 2022. The training aimed to support statisticians in Burkina Faso in developing, using and maintaining a master sampling frame (MSF) to implement an integrated agricultural survey system. T...
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