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Aid type

Project-type interventions

Burkina Faso



€ 2,918,255
€ 1,750,953


Feeding the city: Urban agriculture and promotion of healthy and local food for the development of a sustainable and inclusive agri-food system. The project aims to strengthen the sustainability and inclusiveness of the agri-food system of Ouagadougou districts 3, 4, 5 and 11, by supporting sustainable urban agriculture and promoting healthy, local and nutritious food (SO). The project strategy intends to positively and virtuously affect the barriers to access to food and contribute to increasing food security in the Burkina Faso Central region (GO), promoting the link between nutrition and health, in line with SDG 2 "Zero Hunger". The concept of food security is multidimensional and underlies the dimensions of production, access and consumption (FAO - Food Security) to which the project aims to contribute through its three results: R1. Urban agricultural production in the fruit and vegetable sector and in NFPs in districts 3, 4, 5 and 11 of Ouagadougou quantitatively and qualitatively reinforced; R2. Improved access to healthy and nutritious food for the most vulnerable population of Ouagadougou districts 3, 4, 5 and 11; R3. Increased availability and consumption of locally produced healthy food in a market aware of the importance of ecological and food sustainability in Ouagadougou districts 3, 4, 5 and 11. The project has an expected duration of 36 months and it is estimated to have a direct impact on 265.984 people and an indirect impact on 1.045.625 (50,32% women) of the 4 target districts of Ouagadougou. The Initiative, by strengthening the capacities and autonomy of the local population, welcomes the principles of the Human rights based approach to the theme of food security, favouring equal access to healthy and nutritious food for those who are in highly vulnerable situations. To ensure the success of the Initiative, a full unity of purpose and the synergistic involvement of the partners in designing the project were defined, underlining the complementarity and technical specificities of each one. The partnership comprises both Italian (Gnucoop Soc Coop, ITAL Watinoma, Etifor Srl) and local organizations (the municipality of Ouagadougou, Association Watinoma and the social enterprise Ké de burkinabé) and provides for the establishment of a temporary association of purpose between ACRA Foundation and Mani Tese Onlus. The project strategy was built on the experience and proven operational capacity of the partners, with a view to promoting ownership of development and sustainability processes and sustainability. The initiative also intends to strengthen the strong partnership with the Municipality of Ouagadougou, integrating the strategic programme of the Green Belt and in line with the priorities identified by the Municipality. Moreover, the project will also work on the agro-ecological transition of 15 ha of the Green Belt and the rehabilitation of 28 ha of green urban zones of Bangr Weogo Park. The park is a unique example of a natural forest in a urban context, playing an essential role to the conservation of biodiversity, mitigation of pollution, regulation of water cycle. The Initiative was designed in correlation with the main needs identified in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world with over 40% of the population below the poverty line (World Bank, 2020). The effects of climate change are significantly impacting the food security and sovereignty of the Burkinabé population, 80% of which are engaged in agriculture (USAID, 2020). Among the main obstacles to the development of the agricultural sector in the Central region: insufficient preparation of people employed in agriculture for an agro-ecological transition of the food processing supply chain; partially efficient management of the water resources and difficult interaction and commercial exchanges between cities and peri-urban agricultural areas. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 2,918,255 € 1,750,953


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 22000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-012590-01-1
  • Expected start date 2022/06/15
  • Completion date -
  • Finance type Standard grant
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied


  • 31120 - Agricultural development 49%
  • 43073 - Food safety and quality 21%
  • 52010 - Food assistance 29%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality not targeted
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition principal objective
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification principal objective
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 2.1 - By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  • 2.3 - By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  • 2.4 - By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality