Projects

Burkina Faso: Evaluation of the Agriculture Development Project

2016-2020
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Millennium Challenge Corporation

In response to the challenges facing Burkina Faso’s agriculture sector, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) partnered with the government of Burkina Faso to implement the Agriculture Development Project (ADP) from 2009 to 2014.

The project’s objectives were to improve agricultural productivity and incomes among farmers, livestock holders, and other actors in the agriculture and livestock value chain.

The project included (1) the construction of an irrigated perimeter, known as the Di perimeter; (2) support for water management through technical assistance for integrated water resource management institutions and support for local water user associations to improve management of irrigation perimeters; (3) training of farmers, livestock holders, and other actors in the agriculture and livestock value chains; and (4) the rehabilitation of markets and the development of a market information system to collect and disseminate agricultural prices via mobile phones. These activities together make up the water management and irrigation (WMI) and diversified agriculture (DA) activities and were designed to complement each other to increase agricultural productivity and income for beneficiaries. The WMI activity would guarantee reliable access to irrigation, and the DA activity would help farmers leverage this access into year-round farming, thus diversifying into higher-value crops and obtaining higher sales and profits.

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