Burkina Faso - Cashew Development Support Project in Comoé Basin for REDD+

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Feb 2017
Signature Date 24 Mar 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Cashew Development Support Project in Comoé Basin for REDD+ (PADA/REDD+) is an investment operation financed in the form of a Loan/Grant by the Trust Fund of the Strategic Climate Fund (FSC) under the Forest Investment Programme (PIF), ADF and FAPA. The Forest Investment Program (PIF) is one of three programmes of the Strategic Climate Fund which seeks to facilitate the reduction of deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management, and thereby help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, maintain the forest carbon stock and reduce poverty (REDD+). In 2010, Burkina Faso was one of the eight (8) pilot beneficiaries of the PIF programme. The main development constraints on the cashew nut sector are the low yield of plantations (300 kg/ha against 900 kg/ha), the low capacity of existing processing units (about 10% of production), limited access to credit, and poor organization of the stakeholders. PADA / REDD + will therefore, in efforts to fight against climate change, offer the opportunity to achieve three (3) objectives (mitigation, adaptation and poverty reduction). The project will be implemented in Wouol NGO intervention area in Comoé Basin, which covers Cascades, Hauts Bassins and Sud-Ouest regions. It will affect eight (8) provinces of the 3 regions with a total population estimated at 3,168,101 inhabitants. The project The project will be implemented over a five-year period (2017-2021) with a total cost estimated at USD 10.968 million.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of PADA/REDD+ is to contribute to reducing rural poverty and increasing carbon sequestration capacity. The main expected results are: (i) the planting of 25 000 ha of cashew in agroforestry, (ii) the upgrading and construction of 10 processing units for cashew nuts and mangoes, (iii) the development of 10 cooking and shelling centres for women, and (iv) the supervision of 540 producers and 540 women processors for good production and processing practices, as well as 60 cooperatives and EIGs for the management of farms and processing units.


The direct beneficiaries are members of groups and five processing units of Wouol Association, comprising 2,500 members, with 1,300 women, members of ANATRANS and SOTRIAB groups with 4,000 and 3,000 farmers respectively of which 40% are women, and DIERI women processors’ associations, particularly members of Balamaya Kadi Union comprising 300 women and three private developers will benefit from project support to establish their processing units. Lastly, the project will support the Interprofessional Association by providing equipment. Semi-industrial and small-scale units currently generate 2,500 jobs (90% for women) which could be multiplied by 1.5 as a result of an increase in the production capacity of units that will be upgraded.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Économie Verte et du Changement Climatique (MEEVCC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-AAD-006
Last Update 15 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name GARBA Laouali
Email l.garba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso