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Improving food security and agricultural productivity: a priority for Burkina Faso

10 Feb 2016, WB

For several years now, life has been a constant struggle for much of Burkina Faso’s rural agrarian population. A severe drought in 2011 scorched what were already arid lands. Crops withered under the Saharan sun, yielding poor harvests and leaving meager food stocks for villagers and their animals...



General Facts
  • Population: 922 million (2005)
  • Density: 30 per sq km
  • Total Area: 30,250 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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