Burkina Faso - Project for the sustainable management of forest resources in the South-West, Centre-East and East Regions

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 May 2003
Signature Date 04 Jun 2003
Planned Completion Date 29 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,229,351.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project for the sustainable management of forest resources in the South-West, Centre-East and East Regions was designed because of the degradation of natural resources as a result of drought and anthropogenic pressure; which is an obstacle to the economic development of Burkina Faso. It follows a feasibility study on the sustainable and concerted management of natural resources aimed at creating the foundations for sustainable involvement of decentralized local authorities. The proposed project activities should increase the incomes of the supervised beneficiaries and create permanent and temporary jobs. The creation of jobs should benefit various socio-professional categories (workers, hand-loggers, fishermen, etc.). The legal framework established as part of decentralization in Burkina Faso, should ensure the involvement of communities in the management of their resources. In addition to the improvement of management capacities, it is also important to note the improvement in human food through the management of wildlife by forest management groups. The components of the project are: (A) sustainable management of forest resources; (B) capacity building and attendant measures, and (C) project management.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and environmental protection. Specifically, the project aims at improving the management of forest resources, and increasing the incomes of the population.


The project target directly the following beneficiaries: (i) the forest exploiters (hand-loggers, charcoal burners), (ii) rural communities and population, (iii) professionals of the timber and charcoal sub-sector (wood and charcoal salesmen, transporters), and (iv) women in rural and urban areas.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso
Cellule de gestion du projet créée au sein de la Direction Générale des Eaux et Forêts


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-AA0-019
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre
Email l.gbeli@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.0631 0.36349 Est
10.5 -3.2 Southwest Region
11.7892 -0.357056 Centre-Est