Burkina Faso

Family farming in Burkina Faso

Farmers are the main victims of hunger in Burkina Faso, and their food situation has been classified as serious by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

In Burkina Faso, agriculture occupies 90% of the population but contributes only about one third of the country’s GDP.  This shows the poor performance of agricultural activities, the main cause of poverty.

In addition, some isolated regions exhaust their cereal stores every year and depend on markets to feed themselves; however, the isolation of villages, especially during the rainy season, and the low purchasing power of some households make up a major source of food insecurity.

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SOS Faim’s action in Burkina Faso

SOS Faim has supported family farming in Burkina Faso since the early 1980s in order to fight rural poverty and food insecurity. We work with farmers’ organisations and a local NGO that supports the development of market gardening activities, among other things.  Our support consists of strengthening advocacy, technical assistance and marketing for family farmers.

SOS Faim supports four local partners
This support benefits 700,000 farmers
SOS Faim invested €364,397
in 2014 to fight hunger in Burkina Faso

Our partners in Burkina Faso

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Farmers’ organisations

  • CPF – Confédération Paysanne du Faso
  • FNGN-RGSA – Food Security Granaries Network/Réseau de Greniers de Sécurité Alimentaire
  • ROPPA – Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et de  Producteurs Agricoles de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

Local NGO

  • APIL –  Association pour la Promotion des Initiatives Locales

Other partners supported by SOS Faim Luxembourg

  • IMF UBTEC-Naam – Union des Baoré Tradition d’Épargne et de Crédit
  • APESS – Association pour la Promotion de l’Élevage au Sahel et en Savane