Market scene in Burkina Faso: sale of tomatoes

Priority area Agriculture and food security Market-oriented production and processing

Agriculture plays an important part in feeding the population and reducing poverty in Burkina Faso. With German support, the government of Burkina Faso has drawn up a strategy for rural development. This strategy forms the framework for development cooperation between Burkina Faso and Germany.

Germany is also helping Burkina Faso to introduce market-oriented production and processing of agricultural goods. To this end, agricultural products with good market prospects are being identified.

A Green Innovation Centre has been set up as part of the BMZ's special ONE WORLD – No Hunger initiative. The Centre is intended to help with the development of new services related to market access, to the processing of agricultural goods, and to the improvement of quality standards.

This creates jobs and increases the income of farmers and workers in the processing small and microbusinesses.

CAP-Matourkou Agricultural School: agricultural students and trainees learn how to handle an agricultural machine

CAP-Matourkou Agricultural School: agricultural students and trainees learn how to handle an agricultural machine

CAP-Matourkou Agricultural School: agricultural students and trainees learn how to handle an agricultural machine

Germany has been supporting producers in Burkina Faso and other African countries to increase the yields and quality of their cashews since 2009 under the Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew). Moreover, these producers are receiving support for the processing of the nuts.

Another area of activity is the introduction of improved financing mechanisms.

In addition, about 30,000 hectares of degraded land have been rehabilitated and made fit for use up to now.