LAND-at-scale Burkina Faso Scaling up Land Governance for Food Security
10/22 - 10/25
Burkina Faso is a country dealing with many crises: food insecurity, climate vulnerability and massive population displacement. Land plays a critical factor in all these crises. The fast-growing population, degradation of land as well as widespread migration of the population across Burkina Faso are putting rampant pressures on land. The country is heavily dependent on agriculture, which employs 80% of the population. Despite this, the country deals with significant food security issues. With emerging patterns of high temperatures and pockets of drought, the country is very vulnerable to climate shocks. As is observed in many crises, vulnerable groups are hit hardest by the consequences. Women and youth particularly, suffer disproportionality. They suffer from marginalization through customary practices, which leads to increased vulnerability to the factors above and has led to decreased access to land, or even land dispossession.
To improve food security and the resilience of women and youth in the country by securing their access to land and by strengthening land governance and management practices.
- Raising awareness on land rights among relevant stakeholders;
- Participatory registration of land titles with special reference to women and youth;
- Optimizing land management practices of secured land of women and youth to address challenges related to land degradation and/or food insecurity;
Monitoring and learning on the experiences of the other components and formulating recommendations for more sustainable land governance.