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ProValAB/Agricultural valorization of small dams in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

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Titre : ProValAB/Agricultural valorization of small dams in Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Date : The project runs in its totality over 5 years, where a first phase (2017-2020)

Agence : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation : Central Government in recipient country

The project aims to assure an improved agricultural valorization of hydraulic infrastructure already in place in Burkina Faso. The project aims at both rehabilitating 17 to 20 of Burkina Faso’s many water dams and improve the use of the dams. The overall expected objective of the project is : "Households sustainable development of food security/nutritional security and increase of their incomes by exploiting water from small dams through the development of beneficial value chains".

The specific objectives are : • users put in place good governance for the sustainable management of infrastructures, water resources and developed lands ; • farmers increase quantitatively and qualitatively their agricultural, forestry, pastoral and fishery production (ASPF) ; • producers and other players in value chains improve their economic and social performance.

The project contributes to at least eight of the seventeen sustainable goals stated by the United Nation in 2015 and signed both by Sweden and Burkina Faso. It is also in coherence with several public policy objectives of Burkina Faso such as the National Plan for Economic and Social Development (NPESD) adopted in 2016 and the development strategy SCADD. It is further in line with the National Adaptation Program of Action on Climate Change (NAPA). ProValAB falls within the framework of the implementation of the National Water Policy by considering the National Program for Integrated Water Resources Management and the National Hydro Development.

In Burkina Faso around 85% of the population gain their living from natural resources, agriculture, livestock and silviculture. This is more so in the rural areas where the incomes are very low, however these livelihood activities still contributes to around 40% of the Gross Domestic Budget (GDP). The most limiting factor to increase the productivity of natural resources is the access to water. With climate change the rainfall have become more irregular and more intense once it occurs, which means that the risk of soil erosion increases, that the topsoil disappears and the possibility to keep the humidity in the soil diminish. The dams allow farmers to produce an important supplement of vegetables and fruits, which in addition will increase their cash income and make them more market-oriented. It should also improve nutrition and health status of the farmers’ families.

Total committed amount : USD 7,230,779 The project is financed in collaboration between the Government of Burkina Faso and Sweden.

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