DataStories: Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, 80% of the population are involved in agriculture and livestock farming. A precarious livelihood in a country characterised by dry, tropical heat, short periods of rainfall and frequent drought.
Farmers and low-income rural communities, with their low purchasing power and irregular income, are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate extremes.
To help these communities recover and prepare for the future, BRACED has worked with national and state-wide agencies to initiate action on multiple fronts.
This includes the creation of 77 early warning committees to ensure vital climate information is readily available and understood by farming communities and providing 4,248 people with access to microfinance to support them in times of scarcity.
41% - Percentage of participants in Burkina Faso who experienced an increase in resilience from the start of the programme in 2014 to its end in 2018