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Burkina Faso

Overview

The government has demonstrated a renewed interest in the growth pole approach to agricultural development, and is seeking to achieve integrated development in agriculture and beyond, through a growth pole-focused strategy. Grow Africa has aligned its intervention in the country with growth pole project activities, with an emphasis on facilitating private sector dialogue with relevant government bodies to accelerate investments and support the inclusion of smallholders.

Priority value chains in Burkina Faso include cotton, pulses, cereals, shea, rice, and fruit and vegetables, while cashew nut and dairy value chains are also developing in response to growing demand for these products. 

Grow Africa Priority Activities in Burkina Faso

  • Grow Africa launched the mango multi-stakeholder platform in Burkina Faso to represent the agriculture sector and enable better collaboration with the private sector. The mango sector in Burkina Faso has the potential to improve incomes and livelihoods of smallholder producers.
  • Grow Africa is also exploring a set of value chains to develop in Burkina Faso based on the government’s priority, importance for private sector, and potential impacts on smallholders.

In order to mutualise the different interventions of partners in the mango sector in Burkina Faso, the Association of Professionals in the Mango sector in Burkina Faso (APROMAB) and the Grow Africa created an inclusive multi-stakeholders platform in the mango value chain in Burkina Faso. The platform launching workshop took place on March 29 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Over 1,500 smallholder farmers are active members of the multi-stakeholders platform. The platform is undertaking a stakeholder mapping exercise and establishing a secretariat to coordinate activities. 

Beyond the mango sector, Grow Africa is working to create a multi-stakeholder agribusiness platform to provide a coordinated means for investors in the agriculture sector to collaborate with other value chain actors and government in order to strengthen the sector and address shared challenges.  

Key Results
  • Grow Africa partnered with Association of Professionals in the Mango Sector (APROMAB) to establish an inclusive multi-stakeholder platform in the mango value chain. Other key stakeholders include Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture Sector Policies Coordination Secretariat, National Mango Export Association, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Investment Promotion Agency, Development Partners, and representatives from mango processing companies. Over 1,500 smallholder farmers are active members of the MSP. The platform is undertaking a stakeholder mapping exercise and establishing a secretariat to coordinate activities.
  • Grow Africa is also exploring a set of value chains to develop in Burkina Faso based on the government’s priority, importance for private sector, and potential impacts on smallholders.