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Located in Western Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country to the north of Ghana. Eighty percent of the population is rural, making a living primarily through agriculture, livestock and forestry on small family farms. Cotton is the main cash crop, and cotton and gold are the country’s main exports. The country is subject to endemic droughts, which along with land use changes, population pressures, and land tenure insecurity have contributed to food shortages. Almost half of the population lives in poverty.

Learn more about successes and challenges and find more detailed land governance data in Burkina Faso.

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LAND-at-scale is a Dutch government program that contributes to improving land governance. The program supports better food and nutrition security, economic development, peace and stability in developing countries. It also contributes to sustainable incomes and social justice.

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The Dutch LAND-at-scale program was launched in March last year and since then, two rounds for land intervention ideas have been released. The program seeks ideas that contribute to improving land governance in developing countries, and that ultimately support better food and nutrition security, economic development, peace and stability in these countries.

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The LAND-at-scale programme got a great response to the second call for ideas. The programme received 25 new ideas from 19 different countries. Support continues for enhancing land governance and tenure security. This is evident in the response and effort from embassies, NGOs and knowledge institutes.

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Droit-Afrique est un site consacré au droit des affaires et à la fiscalité des pays de l’Afrique francophone. Il a pour objectif de mettre à la disposition des entreprises et des professionnels du droit une information juridique globale, pertinente et à jour sélectionnée par des juristes spécialisés. Droit-Afrique propose pour chaque pays :

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La GWI en Afrique de l'Ouest est mise en œuvre par un consortium constitué par IIED et l'UICN, et travaille principalement dans cinq pays : le Burkina Faso, la Guinée, le Mali, le Niger et le Sénégal.

Le travail de la GWI en Afrique de l'Ouest est guidé par la vision et la mission de la GWI au niveau mondial. En effet, toutes les régions de la GWI s’efforcent d’engendrer un changement significatif par le biais d'un plaidoyer et d'initiatives politiques intégrés pour:

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Burkina Faso Wikipedia: "The Politics of Burkina Faso takes place in a framework of a semi-presidentialrepublic, whereby the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. The President of Burkina Faso is the head of state. Executive power is exercised by both the President and the Government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament."

Groupe de Recherche et d'Action sur le Foncier (GRAF) is a Burkinabé organisation that unites leading researchers and consultants working on the issue of land rights issues.

iDE is a global effort that spans offices in 14 countries, encompassing 4 social enterprises, employing nearly 1,000 people directly, and indirectly enabling many more through our market-based approaches in agriculture; water, sanitation, and health; and finance. 

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.

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We are a 'think and do tank'. We're working with national and local governments, with NGOs and businesses, and with local communities to realise an ambitious vision: a world where no child or adult dies of causes related to water and sanitation. A world where everyone has access to safe and reliable WASH services, forever.

Resource Equity works to advance women’s rights to land and natural resources in order to promote women’s economic and social empowerment, and to reduce poverty while promoting lasting and equitable global development.

L’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA) est une organisation ouest-africaine qui a comme mission la réalisation de l'intégration économique des États membres, à travers le renforcement de la compétitivité des activités économiques dans le cadre d'un marché ouvert et concurrentiel et d'un environnement juridique rationalisé et harmonisé.

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Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium exists for and by veterinarians. We are here to help African veterinarians and cattle farmers. With healthy animals, they can build a sustainable future for their family.

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