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2009

Strengthening Adaptative Capacity and Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Strengthening Adaptative Capacity and Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso

This project, ’Strengthening Adaptation Capacities and Reducing the Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso’, recognizes that measures to adapt to climate change must first and foremost be taken at the household and village level.

Country : Burkina Faso

Climate-Related Hazards Addressed : Drought/Water Scarcity

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations : Burkina Faso Ministry of Environment UNDP GEF

Project
Due to its socio-economic, climatic and geographical reasons, Burkina Faso is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Firstly, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Secondly, the West African region is expected to experience amongst the greatest climatic impacts on the Sahel region (i.e. almost all of Burkina Faso) in particular is expected to experience the most challenging climatic changes in terms of temperature, rainfall, storms and extreme events. Thirdly, Burkina Faso’s population and economy is largely dependent on primary food production and natural resources. The agriculture and food production sectors are also the sectors the most susceptible to climate change

The project takes the community as a key entry point, and as key drivers for change. The project also recognizes that in most parts of rural Burkina Faso the agriculture, livestock and agro-forestry sectors are fully integrated and must be developed as a whole - it is not possible to address either agriculture, or livestock or forestry in isolation. Furthermore, in rural Burkina Faso, the combined agriculture, livestock-raising and agro-forestry sector is by far the most important element in the socio-economy, and there is a large equivalence between community development and development of this sector. Accordingly, it is valid to take community development as an initial entry point for development of the agriculture, livestock-raising and agro-forestry sectors.

Primary Beneficiaries : Households in rural villages in Burkina Faso

Funding Source :Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
Financing Amount : 2,900,000 (As of March 17, 2009)
Co-Financing Total : 20,095,000 (As of September 2010)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (UNDP)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) UNDP : As an interactive online portal for sharing adaptation knowledge with improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation, the ALM has allowed for a broader dissemination of good adaptation practices

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