In recent years, Burkina Faso has made important steps towards achieving sustainable development, and has initiated important economic and governance reforms. Overall, Burkina Faso has a healthy natural resource base, with fertile soils, water and wood stocks. However, Burkina Faso is still affected by high levels of poverty. It has a relatively undiversified economy with a high dependence on agriculture and food production, and a low integration into regional and global economies. It is highly dependent on the natural resource base - biomass supplies 80% of energy. It also suffers some severe environmental challenges. These factors leave the people and the economy highly vulnerable to climate change.
The participatory and comprehensive process to prepare the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) identified priority and urgent measures to take in response to this challenge. This project addresses four of the twelve measures identified in the NAPA. Interventions will take place at community, regional and national levels, and will address, in an integrated manner, the agriculture, livestock, water and agro-forestry sectors. Specifically, the project is expected to:
- Improve capacity to plan for and respond to climate changes in the agro-sylvo-pastoral sector. As a result of this project, the national enabling framework covering agriculture, livestock and forestry in arid rural areas will support adaptation to climate change. Moreover, key stakeholders at provincial and regional will have the capacity and tools to support local stakeholders as they adapt to climate change. They will be supporting local stakeholders throughout arid zones
- Sustainably and significantly reduced climate induced impacts in a series of villages As a result of this project; stakeholders in six villages will have adapted to climate change, and will have the capacity to continue adapting. Hence economic production will improve, as will the quality of life
- Collect, manage and disseminate the lessons learnt and best practices, nationally and internationally. Hence a process to replicate results in Burkina Faso will be underway, and lessons will be used regionally and internationally.
Source: Burkina Faso UNDP Project Document (March 17, 2009)
There are no related resources for this project.
Financing Amount2,900,000 (As of March 17, 2009)
Cofinancing Total20,095,000 (As of September 2010)
Households in rural villages in Burkina Faso