Impact on members of food security granaries in Burkina Faso

Published : November 2020

The survey results in Burkina Faso are clear: the impact of the security crisis is “incomparably greater” than that of Covid-19. Out of 415 food security granaries, 223 were already non-operational at the onset of the pandemic.Their number only slightly increased during the health crisis (16 additional ones). About 160 food security granaries were inaccessible (provinces of Bam, Kossi, Loroum, Mouhoum, Soum, Sourou and Yatenga). Most of the villages in these areas have been partially or totally abandoned. In the Boucle du Mouhoun region, Burkina Faso’s breadbasket, restrictive measures have severely affected the collection and marketing capacity of USCCPA members (89%).

Countries : Burkina Faso

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Covid-19, Environment, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Natural resource management, Nutrition, Resilience, Health, Social protection

Scale : National

Langs : English

See also

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ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)