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Burkina Faso

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.

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PUBLICATION: Water Management: Communities rise to the challenge of providing clean water

A new brief from IDRC: Solutions to the problem [of providing clean water for everyone] have long focused on increasing water supplies through technological means — dams, diversion of water streams, and desalination, among them. But they aren’t enough: meeting the world’s water needs also requires…

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Genre et trajectoires de réussite socio-économique des femmes à Ouagadougou

Quels sont les facteurs favorisant la réussite des femmes à Ouagadougou ? Quels enseignements de la recherche peuvent guider les politiques d’égalité femmes-hommes et de promotion de l’autonomisation des femmes au Burkina Faso ? Découvrez les résultats de l'étude « Genre et trajectoires de…