Project profile — Building Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change and COVID-19


FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (41301)
2020-12-01 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (25.00%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (10.00%)
Livestock (31163) (10.00%)
• Forestry: Forestry development (31220) (20.00%)
• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (25.00%)
Bio-diversity (41030) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to strengthen the resilience of agro-sylvo-pastoral communities in the Boucle du Mouhoun region, once known as “the breadbasket of Burkina Faso.” The region now struggles to play that role because of soil, forest and water resource degradation. In Burkina Faso, against a backdrop that already includes climate, security, and humanitarian shocks, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on all activity sectors. The project focuses on greater empowerment through the mastery of practices and measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and climate change. The project activities include: (1) developing and broadcasting radio shows, television spots, and microprograms on COVID-19 in local languages; (2) educating and training technical partners on COVID-19’s impact on various types of activities, notably the new constraints on women and youth, who will be trained on measures to prevent and mitigate the illness; (3) boosting households’ livelihoods by restoring 500 ha of land for agro-pastoral production; (4) enhancing 50 ha of rice-growing lowlands in support of women and youth; and (5) creating, rehabilitating, and securing 25 ha of nature conservation areas.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) promote gender-sensitive best practices for adapting to climate variability and climate change that support women and youth; (2) improve and diversify the livelihoods of agro-pastoral households and adapt them to climate change in an inclusive and equitable manner; (3) strengthen governance for the climate resilience of agro-sylvo-pastoral communities in the project’s coverage area (Boucle du Mouhoun region); and (4) strengthen the leadership of women and youth by getting them involved in implementing the COVID-19 response with the agro-sylvo-pastoral sector’s local structures.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2023) include : (1) designed and broadcasted radio programs, television spots and microprograms in local languages on COVID-19; (2) developed spaces for agroecology for the benefit of 1,082 households, 70.79% of whom are women and young people; (3) strengthened household livelihoods by restoring 500 hectares of land for agro-pastoral production; (4) developed 64 hectares of rice-growing lowlands in support of women and youth; (5) developed five agro-ecological farms for the practice of integrated production; and (6) created, rehabilitated and secured 220 hectares of nature conservation areas to practice responsible management of natural resources.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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