Burkina Faso - Support to the shea butter value chain

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Jul 2016
Signature Date 09 Sep 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 32161
Commitment U.A 726,871.6
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project to Support the Integrated Development of the Shea Sector in Burkina Faso (PADIFK) was designed to promote the implementation of Burkina Faso's strategy for the sustainable development of the shea sector. It aims to organize, structure into umbrella organizations and support the development of approximately 100 organizations along the shea value chain. The cost of financing the National Strategy for the Sustainable Development of the Shea Sector amounts to CFAF 8.94 billion. Indeed, the shea butter sector plays an important role in the country's economy. It generated more than CFAF 30 billion in export revenue in 2014. Burkina's shea kernel production potential is 850,000 tonnes per year. The shea sector is the 4th export product after gold, cotton and the livestock/meat sector. The project includes the following components: strengthening the skills and organisation of actors according to the links in the value chain and networking of these actors; improving the access of actors to credit for the collection and processing of shea kernels; improving product quality in the value chain and market access.

Project Objectives

This project has the following main objectives: (i) improving the business climate by establishing frameworks for public-private dialogue and building the capacity of shea sector organizations; (ii) building the capacity of about 480 people operating in the shea sector and about 50 staff from various ministries and other institutions; (iii) economic empowerment of women; and (iv) job creation.


The main direct beneficiaries of the project are the Shea Sector Table (TFK), professional organisations in the three links of the value chain (collection/production, processing, marketing and export), groups of shea kernel producers and collectors representing more than 90% of the actors in the sector, small and medium-sized processing companies (SMEs), traders and exporters in the shea sector.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
UNMO/CIR Ministère de l’Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-AAG-001
Last Update 20 Oct 2020


Contact Details

Email fapa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso