Burkina Faso

Over the last decade, Burkina Faso has taken steps to accelerate its agricultural development, leading to an impressive 7.2% annual growth rate in production between 2005 and 2012. Such developments have been supported by several key structural reforms made by government, as well as interventions supported by development agencies. Government expenditure on agriculture has been above 10% (target as per the Maputo declaration) in the past few years, although much of this investment has focused on cotton. The country’s agricultural GDP growth rate stands at 5.3% which is largely driven by cotton and sugar.

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