21 July 2014
Each year during the lean season—also known as the “hunger season”—the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a number of activities in Burkina Faso to prevent malnutrition, efforts that have proven effective in the fight against hunger. Due to a lack of funding, however, the programme has been reduced and could be suspended completely this year.
9 July 2014
Shifting habits and adapting cultural customs are often vital steps to improving food security. With the support of the Government as well as cultural and religious leaders, the World Food Programme (WFP) is helping Burkinabe families rethink social norms, for the benefit of the entire community.
20 June 2014
WFP is carrying out a number of activities to support rural populations in Burkina Faso and strengthen their resilience to shock. A lack of funding, however, threatens the continuation of these programmes.
28 January 2014
Peter Jourdan works for WFP in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A Norwegian, he is part of a programme which provides work experience and training opportunities for young professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in international development or aid. In this article, Peter reflects on the joys and challenges of his work in West Africa.
19 December 2013
WFP supports more than 12,000 people affected by HIV in Burkina Faso. In addition to providing nutritional support, WFP helps them start their own businesses so they can sustain themselves and their families.
12 December 2013
A visit by French Ambassador to Burkina Faso Gilles Thibault to the Sahel region of Burkina Faso at the end of November provided an opportunity to see various facts of WFP’s work there, including nutrition and school feeding.
25 October 2013
As the harvest begins in Burkina Faso, beneficiaries of WFP's Cash for Assets activities are reaping the benefits of work done earlier in the year to improve rice production. New agricultural techniques and better roads are helping to increase what farmers can grow and sell, as well as improving livelihoods in a region where malnutrition and food insecurity rates are high.
29 August 2013
WFP is piloting a cash transfer scheme for Malian refugees in Burkina Faso – the first activity of its kind for Malian refugees in West Africa.
21 August 2013
On 14 August, a reforestation campaign was launched in the village of Cissin in Burkina Faso's Yatenga Province. The launch was organized by the Association Formation Développement Ruralité (AFDR), the NGO which is leading the reforestation campaign and is one of WFP's partners in the North region. Participants in the reforestation campaign will receive cash transfers from WFP as part of the Cash for Assets programme.
12 August 2013
Three days after joining WFP’s operation in Burkina Faso, Thomas D’Aquin was tasked with finding a way to reach areas cut off by flooding with badly-needed food assistance. He and his colleagues found a novel solution using a traditional means of transport. It was just one of the challenges he’s encountered while working with WFP.
- Sahel food insecurity threatens 10 million people in 2013 Source: Reuters/AlertNet
- Sahel: Malnourished to remain above one million in 2013 Source: IRIN
- At meeting in Rome, UN officials stress link between food security and peace in Sahel Source: UN News Centre
- Building Resilience Key to Restoring Sahel Food Security Source: VOA News
- Burkina Faso: Low-cost steps for long-term food security Source: IRIN
- West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2014
- Do School Feeding Programs Help Children?
- Educational And Health Impacts Of Two School Feeding Schemes: Evidence From A Randomized Trial In Rural Burkina Faso
- The WFP-World Bank IFPRI Three-Country Studies: Results and Evidence Based Learning from Impact Evaluation Studies School Feeding
- 6 December 2013 In Burkina Faso, School Meals Raise Enrolment, Improve Nutrition