Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked state, situated north of Ghana. Bordering countries include Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo. It has a tropical climate with warm, dry winters and hot wet summers. In terms of natural resources, Burkina Faso is rich in manganese, limestone and marble. It also has smaller deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice and salt.  Geographically, the landlocked savanna is cut by the three principal rivers of the Black, Red, and White Voltas.  

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurring droughts of which recent droughts have severely affected agricultural activities
  • Soil degradation
  • Desertification, deforestation

Contact GWP Burkina Faso

Dieudonné NIKIEMA, Chair d.nikiema@yahoo.fr

Relwendé Marc OUEDRAOGO, Secretary rellymarc@yahoo.fr

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html

Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Posted: 2012-07-26

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