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Burkina Faso releases first pearl millet hybrid

Pearl millet hybrid

Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. Pearl millet hybrid farm With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of its kind to be approved in West and Central Africa (WCA). Nafagnon yields as much as 45 percent higher than popular variety Misari-1. It is more resistant to downy mildew and ...

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Assessing Burkina Faso’s greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting and verification system

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Effectively launched in 2020, the MRV project is nationally supported by the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of the Republic of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso As part of tackling climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order ...

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36-month MRV scheme to enhance Burkina Faso’s climate plan implementation

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Burkina Faso has commenced a project aimed at supporting the establishment of a national Measuring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system that will ensure effective implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso Tagged “Development of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification System (MRV) in Burkina Faso”, the project is being funded by the Swedish ...

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Authority initiates steps to develop Volta River Basin Water Charter

Volta River

The Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based Volta Basin Authority (VBA) has initiated a series of consultative processes towards developing a Water Charter for the integrated management of water resources in the six riparian countries of the Volta Basin. The countries are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, Togo and Cote d’ Ivoire. The Water Charter’s vision is, “a basin shared by willing and ...

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World Bank, partners supervise Burkina Faso community forestry project


A year after its launch, a World Bank team on March 13-18, 2017 visited Burkina Faso for the supervision of the Support Project for Forest-dependent People (PAPF). The goal of the mission was to monitor and support the activities of the project. The visit, it was gathered, gave an opportunity for consulting with the Project’s actors and partners, such as ...

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GM cotton: Burkina Faso settles dispute with Monsanto


Burkina Faso’s cotton companies and growers seem to have settled their long dispute with Monsanto Seed Company over their revenue losses allegedly caused by the introduction of genetically modified (GM) cotton. Among the world’s poorest countries, Burkina Faso, which began the nationwide introduction of cotton containing Monsanto’s Bollgard II trait in 2008 to fight against pests, is Africa’s top cotton ...

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CITES battles illegal wildlife trade in Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso


On Tuesday, March 7 2017, at the Triple Point in the heart of Park W, where the territories of Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso meet, the General Directors of the wildlife management agencies from each of the three countries signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration in wildlife law enforcement in this critical wildlife area. This effectively gives the “green light” to ...

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Burkina Faso bans Monsanto’s GM cotton


Burkina Faso is phasing out the production of genetically modified cotton introduced by Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, because growers are unhappy with the short length of its fibre. Africa’s biggest cotton grower is reducing the acreage for genetically modified cotton this season until it’s completely phased out in 2018 and replaced by conventional cotton, the West African ...

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Assessing growth dynamics in Ouagadougou, Cape Town

The prospects of two urban centres came under focus recently as human settlement practitioners gathered for the umpteenth time to take stock of the fortunes of cities on the African continent. At the Sixth Edition of “Africities” held several weeks ago in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, local administrators from Burkina Faso and South Africa highlighted challenges facing the cities of ...

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