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Burkina Faso: Farmers Transform Unproductive Land Into Flourishing Rice Fields

Rehabilitating unproductive land
Increasing productivity through Food-for-Work
Improving irrigation
Productive fields
Lasting impact

Land once dry and infertile is today a source of food and income for thousands of smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso. Thanks to financial support from the Government of Japan, WFP has implemented a “Food-for-Work” project that has enabled more than 1,500 families to benefit from now-flourishing rice fields. Japan has already funded similar projects in six West African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal), and a new project has just started in Liberia and Sierra Leone.