|Approval Date||27 Oct 2004|
|Signature Date||23 Mar 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2012|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2012|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Community Investment Project for Agricultural Fertility (PICOFA) is part of both the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and the National Integrated Soil Fertility Management Strategy. It aims to address the needs expressed by rural communities in the areas of erosion control, restoration of soil fertility, small-scale irrigation, bottom land development, improvement of farming and stockbreeding techniques as well as increased production downstream. The project will build the capacity of local communities, farmers’ organizations and the technical services involved. It will establish and implement village soil fertility integrated management projects whose activities include soil amendment and conservation activities using appropriate technologies. The main components of the project are: A) support for integrated management of soil fertility; B) local capacity building; and C) project management.
The sector goal of the project is to improve food security and reduce poverty in rural communities. Its specific objective is to ensure soil conservation and restoration in the East Region.
The project will benefit about 800,000 poor people, more than 50% of them women, and about 20,000 farms. About 15,000 women will specifically benefit from the project. It will reduce land loss from erosion from the current 10-15 tons/ha/year to 5-10 tons/ha/year on at least 30 % of cultivated land, raise the organic content of the soil from 0.6-0.8% to at least 1% on at least 60% of cultivated land and increase the average level of inorganic fertilizer use (N,P,K) from the current 7.5 kg/ha to at least 25 kg/ha. The result will be an increase in crop yields by 25 to 40%.
African Development Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso
Unité de Gestion du Projet rattachée au Secrétariat Général du Ministère de l’Agriculture de l’Hydraulique et des Ressources Halieutiques
|Last Update||24 Sep 2022|
|12.9188 0.0391988||Province de la Gnagna|
|12.6667 0.666667||Province de la Komandjoari|
|11.4167 0.916667||Province de la Kompienga|
|12 1.75||Province de la Tapoa|
|12.0833 0.5||Province du Gourma|