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Burkina Faso

Sustain Africa programme launches in Burkina Faso

Sustain Africa’s country programme in Burkina Faso launched on the 7th of February 2024 with ki...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa programme launches in Burkina Faso

Sustain Africa’s country programme in Burkina Faso launched on the 7th of February 2024 with ki...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa's
work in Burkina Faso

Sustain Africa’s country programme in Burkina Faso will provide 20,000 tonnes of discounted fertilizer in two stages to 100,000 smallholders farmers in eight regions, with a focus on rice, maize and vegetables crops (onions, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, squash).

The programme is a collaboration between the the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARAH), phosphate producer and fertilizer blender SEPB, agrodealer association Association des Grossistes et Détaillants d’intrants Agricoles (AGRODIA) and farmer co-operative Société Coopérative avec Conseil d’Administration des Commerçants d’Intrants et de Matériels Agricoles du Burkina Faso (SCOOP-CA CIMA-BF). It is implemented by IFDC.

The programme will select 70 qualified retailers, 100 Community Based Agents (CBAs) –  who will work in the field to train agrodealers and farmers – and around 100,000 smallholder farmers to participate.

The programme will strengthen links between suppliers and buyers, though activities such as rural fertilizer fairs and the organisation of group fertilizer purchases. Additionally, the programme will use various communication methods, primarily local language radio stations in the 8 selected regions, to share information with farmers.

The programme will be implemented in two parts – each focused on the distribution of 10,000 tonnes of fertilizer. The first part of the programme will run to March 31, the, the second from April 1 to May 31 2024.

Our progress in
Burkina Faso
Statistics
Fertilizer MT
0%
  • Actual: 0
  • Target: 20
Farmers
0%
  • Actual: 0
  • Target: 100000

Overview of the
situation in Burkina Faso

Agriculture in Burkina Faso includes the sub-sectors of agro-sylvo-pastoral production, wildlife, and fish farming. Crop production, livestock and forestry sector continues to hold a leading position in socio-economic development. It employs more than 80% of the population and accounts for approximately 18% to the GDP (World Bank, 2020).The main crops cultivated are cereals (sorghum, millet, maize) which constitute the staple diet of much of the population. Cotton remains the main cash crop of the country and accounts for 2/3 of the country's export earnings. About 98% of the cotton production is exported. There is also significant production of fruits and vegetables, mango, sweet banana, and onions being the main. Onions represent more than 30% of the country's vegetable production. These crop productions are essentially rain-fed and are subject to the constraints of rainfall variability. They are almost exclusively extensive, and are practiced primarily on family farms, dominated by small scale farmers (3 to 6 ha) with little mechanization. Fertilizer market structure In Burkina Faso, the fertilizer market is segmented in two types, namely the cotton fertilizer market and the non-cotton or food crop fertilizer market. The fertilizer market is still dominated by food crops, representing on average 60% of the annual quantities of fertilizers used, with 50% used on cereals. Cotton accounts for about 30% of the country's fertilizer, with sugarcane and horticulture completing the demand for a market that ranges in size from 200,000 to 300,000 tons per year.
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