Science, Technology and Innovation

The FAO AgrInvest – Food Systems project: Enabling sustainable investments in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, rice is a major staple crop and plays a considerable role in the economy, both as a source of income for poor farmers and as an important element in the diet of many households, especially in urban areas. For this reason, the AgrInvest-Food Systems project of FAO, an initiative aiming at attracting private investments into agri-food systems aligned with the SDGs, is supporting the development of the rice value chain in Burkina Faso. In doing so, the project is providing technical assistance to private sector actors in this value chain, mainly focusing on processors (including women parboilers) and producers’ cooperatives.