Resilience and food security in the Central Plateau region (RESA-PCL)

Resilience and food security in the Central Plateau region (RESA-PCL)

Following the 2011 drought which affected some 3 million people in Burkina Faso, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Burkina Faso, launched the project “Resilience and food security in the Central Plateau region (RESA-PCL)”. Its objective is to improve food security and the financial situation of the population of the region. Interventions are carried out to protect and restore oils and vegetation cover drawing on farmers’ traditional knowledge.  More specifically, the project aims to strengthen the resilience of the populations by increasing the coverage rate of cereal needs and consequently their incomes. The project has five components: support for rural equipment, sustainable support for agricultural and animal production, promotion of income-generating activities for women and young people, strengthening of technical capacities beneficiaries of the first three components, and monitoring-evaluation and visibility of the project. It is part of axis 3 of the National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES) which aims to vitalise promising sectors of the national economy in order to create jobs.



Global objective

  • Improve food security and sovereignty as well as the populations’ income in the region.

Specific objectives

  • Strengthen resilience, particularly of women, young people (aged 15-34) and vulnerable people.

Expected results

  • 20% increase in agricultural yields through the production of rice, corn, cowpea, soybeans, as well as sheep, pig and poultry farming;
  • 6% increase in the coverage rate of cereal needs of beneficiary households;
  • 20% increase in income of beneficiary households.


3 years : 15/12/2017 - 14/12/2020


The area of intervention of the project covers the Plateau Central region of Burkina Faso that includes three provinces.


The total number of beneficiaries is about 7 800 and they will come from 20 municipalities and 566 villages:

  • About 6.000 beneficiaries (young people, women and vulnerable people) will improve their production capacities.
  • The project will also promote income generating activities for about 500 beneficiaries.
  • Trainings will be offered to strengthen the technical capacities of all beneficiaries including capacity building for about 1.300 beneficiaries (including 140 officials).


1 million


The Austrian Development Cooperation (OEZA) finances the project in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Burkina Faso.

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  • Burkina Faso


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Climate, climate change & adaptation
  • Natural resource management
  • Social affairs & social protection


  • Poor households
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 5 SDG 10 SDG 13