Programme to strengthen resilience of communities vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity in the northern border areas of Burkina Faso (LRRD)

Programme to strengthen resilience of communities vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity in the northern border areas of Burkina Faso (LRRD)

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the LRRD programme aims at strengthening resilience of vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso’s northern border areas. In the spirit of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) – Sahel and West Africa, the project aims to set up a multi-actor and multi-sector partnership around a long-term vision to involve all key stakeholders working towards strengthening resilience of vulnerable populations in the face of chronic food crises. Through the implementation of co-ordinated and complementary local action, the programme aims at strengthening resilience of communities, households and food insecure people in border areas, which are most affected by instability. It aims to restore the livelihoods of the most vulnerable households, to sustainably improve their food production and their access to food, to provide nutrition support for children under five and for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and to improve their access to basic social services, particularly to drinking water, sanitation and health care (including reproductive health and family planning). The programme is implemented by a large number of national and international NGOs.

Global objective

  • Contribute to regional stability and a better management of migration, by addressing the root causes of instability, forced population displacement and irregular migration, by increasing economic opportunities, equal access to opportunities, security and development.

Specific objectives

  • Strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable households to food and nutrition insecurity over the medium- and long term by improving access to basic social services in the northern border areas

Expected results

  • Provide the most vulnerable households with access to food
  • Nutritional care for children under 5 and pregnant and breastfeeding women in targeted communities, in particular through food supplements
  • Improved access to drinking water / sanitation and health services for the most vulnerable households in targeted communities


4 years : 18/04/2016 - 07/02/2020


The project is implemented in the regions of Boucle du Mouhoun, East, North and the Sahel in Burkina Faso.


  • 643 000 people receiving nutrition assistance
  • 422 000 people having improved access to basic services
  • 8 700 people benefitting from income-generating activities
  • many other beneficiaries


30 000 000 EUR


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


  • Action against Hunger (EUR 6.9 million)
  • LVIA (EUR 5.3 million)
  • Humanity & Inclusion (EUR 5.3 million)
  • Oxfam (EUR 8.5 million)
  • Terre des Hommes (EUR 5.7 million)

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  • Burkina Faso


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Education
  • Employment & revenues
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Markets, prices & trade
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


  • Institutions
  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Refugees
  • 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 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 5 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 17