Prevent and respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food security

Project Type: 
Country: 
Burkina Faso
Region: 
Ouagadougou
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
HOPE'87, United Nations Emergency Fund (CERF)
Project Description: 

This project started in July 2019 and ended in June 2021. It was financed by the United Nations Emergency Fund (CERF) and implemented by HOPE'87 as an executing partner in the municipality of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Indeed, with the appearance and spread of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso, national and local authorities have adopted a number of restrictive measures intended to reduce and limit the spread of the virus. These measures, while useful, have led to dire economic consequences. From this perspective, this project is part of a response to these restrictive measures through the establishment of a cash transfer programme as a social safety net and the re-establishment of agricultural and livestock production capacities. Thus, the target groups, estimated at 4,200 households, received a cash transfer and COVID-19 “kits” consisting of hand wash basins, soaps and masks. Agricultural producer households, involving 1,500 beneficiaries, received inputs such as cabbage, tomato, salad and onion seeds as well as small equipment. Thanks to the project, the 1,000 livestock farming households have started raising rabbits, poultry and cattle in order to strengthen their resilience in the face of a shock such as the COVID-19 pandemic.