Agriculture, Water, Climate and Migration in semi-arid lands in Burkina Faso

This English-language report analyses how agricultural communities in the semi-arid central plateau of Burkina Faso – an area of high food insecurity – are managing available water and land resources in changing climatic conditions. It supports the case for investment by the government and donors in small dams/ponds to allow rural communities to supplement rain-fed with irrigated agriculture.

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Agriculture, Eau, Climat et Migration en terres semi-arides au Burkina Faso

This French-language report analyses how agricultural communities in the semi-arid central plateau of Burkina Faso – an area of high food insecurity – are managing available water and land resources in changing climatic conditions. It supports the case for investment by the government and donors in small dams/ponds to allow rural communities to supplement rain-fed with irrigated agriculture.

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S’engager résolument vers une gestion améliorée des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

This French-language policy brief analyses the progress the Government of Burkina Faso has made to put into place a national programme of ‘integrated water resources management’, to meet its commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals, and the significant work that still needs to be done.

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Vers une gestion intégrée des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

This French-language report analyses the progress the Government of Burkina Faso has made to put into place a national programme of ‘integrated water resources management’, to meet its commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals, and the significant work that still needs to be done.

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Changement climatique et agriculture durable au Burkina Faso: Stratégies de résilience basées sur les savoirs locaux

Consideration of the application of local knowledge in agriculture is essential for rural agricultural development in a context of climate change. This report aims to identify and analyse the coping strategies farmers have developed to address climate risks in the semi-arid lands of Burkina Faso.

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The urban-rural water interface: A preliminary study in Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This report examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.

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Investissements et Répartition des Ressources en Eau au Burkina Faso – étude préliminaire sur l’arbitrage urbain-rural

Les villes ayant une concentration importante de populations s’attendent à bénéficier prioritairement des ressources en eau. Dans les régions semi-arides avec une variabilité climatique et une pression sur les ressources en eau croissante, quelles sont les actions que les décideurs et leurs conseillers doivent mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer une répartition des ressources en eau entre les villes et les campagnes contribuant à améliorer lavie quotidienne des populations tant dans les centres urbains que dans les zones rurales ? Ce rapport examine ces questions dans le contexte du Burkina Faso.

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Small Grants Programme: Perceptions of climate variability, current exposure of households to shocks and coping in semi-arid lands: a case study from the Central Plateau region in Burkina Faso

What are the potential obstacles for adaptation to climate change? This paper compares and contrasts household perceptions of climate change in rural Burkina Faso with the actual risks and shocks that households are exposed to. The report aims to provide a better understanding of the context in which these households live, and the constraints they are faced with.

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