Burkina Faso - Emergency aid for the integrated control of the Fall armyworm invasion

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Oct 2018
Signature Date 01 Mar 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 720,331.35
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project relates to emergency assistance for integrated control of fall armyworm invasion. It was designed to provide a direct and immediate response to the emergency following the invasion of this formidable pest of the main food crops and market gardening of Burkina Faso. Indeed, because of the scale of the invasion and the aggression of the pest, the aid aims to support the efforts made by the State and its partners for an effective fight against this fall armyworm and safeguard the harvesting of the current season and that of the next dry season, essential conditions for ensuring food security for the population. Emergency aid will initially limit the spread of the pest and the loss of production. Treatment equipment and biological and chemical products with a low impact on the fragile environment will be acquired and used on the plots of infested crops and also on the other host crops of the fall armyworm. The project has three (03) main components, namely: (1) strengthening biological and chemical control; (2) strengthening biological and chemical control; and (3) audit.

Project Objectives

The main objective of this operation is to contribute to the fight against the invasion of the fall armyworm. The project aims to contribute to the sustainable management of the fall armyworm and reduce the production losses of food crops (maize in particular), in order to strengthen the food and nutritional security of vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the affected producers and vulnerable households.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-A00-013
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name LADKI Marwan Alain Xavier
Email m.ladki@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.5 -1.66667 Burkina Faso
10.6501 -4.76292 Cascades
11.7892 -0.357056 Centre-Est
12.2549 -2.36876 Centre-Ouest
10.5 -3.2 Southwest Region