In execution of this assessment,structured interviews were conducted with key institutions in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer value chain in Burkina Faso. The main importers and fertilizer producers in Burkina were interviewed, including SOLEVO (Ex. LDC), TROPIC AGRO CHEM and CIPAM, as well as a dozen fertilizer distributors, the most important of which were also interviewed following an introductory meeting with the agro-dealer organization AGRODIA. Wholesale distributors and retailers interviewed were selected in main cities including Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora, Dédougou, Koudougou and Ouagadougou, using IFDC’s directory of agricultural input distributors in Burkina. In addition to these actors, public services involved in the field of extension and research were approached. These are the DGPV, the DGESS, BUNASOLSof the Ministry of Agriculture, and INERA of the Ministry of Research. Finally, some sectoral projects targeting large-scale interventions in the field of production and/or promotion of adapted fertilizer use by crop and by site were also encountered, such as SATREPS, SAPEP and OCP. These various interviews were supplemented by the exploitation of secondary data on policies and regulations related to the fertilizer sector, drawn from sources of regional institutions (ECOWAS, UEMOA) and international institutions (World Bank, FAO, IFDC).