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Burkina Faso : ASTI Fiche d’information

Le PPAAO, clé de la hausse des dépenses

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Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, Samuel Neya et Gert-Jan Stads
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2017
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Institut international de recherches sur les politiques et Institut de l’environnement et de recherches agricoles
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Burkina Faso: ASTI Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, Samuel Neya, and Gert-Jan Stads

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2017

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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Africa south of the Sahara

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WAAPP drives spending growth

Burkina Faso’s agricultural research expenditures have fluctuated considerably over time, with spending peaks and troughs coinciding with the initation and completion of large donor-funded projects. The 2012 launch of WAAPP—a five-year US$16 million project funded by a World Bank grant—drove the latest surge in spending. WAAPP is to transform INERA into West Africa’s center of specialization for research on mangoes, onions, and tomatoes. WAAPP addresses training and rehabilitation needs for these commodities, but leaves other critical areas underfunded.

Limited government funding

Burkina Faso is one of the few African countries to reach the African Union and United Nations’ minimum agricultural research investment target of 1 percent of AgGDP. Nonetheless, its agricultural research is extremely dependent on donor and development bank funding. In order to enhance the long-term impact of agricultural research, higher and sustained government funding is needed, not just for researcher salaries, but also to operate research programs and maintain infrastructure. Donor funding, in turn, needs to be more closely aligned with government-defined priorities.

Replacing retirees

After a sustained period of recruitment restrictions, the total number of agricultural researchers has increased rapidly in recent years. Recognizing that CNRST institutes (including INERA and IRSAT) will soon face considerable capacity losses due to retirement, the government approved a plan to recruit a large number of young MScand PhD-qualified researchers between 2013 and 2017. It will be crucial that these researchers receive appropriate training and mentoring, and that the appropriate conditions and incentives are established to encourage their long-term commitment.

Strenghtening extension linkages

Linkages between agricultural research and extension in Burkina Faso are weak and need to be strengthened. Since the 1990s, the number of extension agents has declined continuously with the result that the National Agricultural Extension and Advisory System is no longer effective. Staffing and funding for extension are needed so that INERA’s improved varieties and technologies can be disseminated more effectively and adopted by smallholders.

La R&D agricole au Burkina Faso Une évaluation de l’Institut de l’environnement et de recherches agricoles

En 2013 et en 2014, le programme ASTI, le CORAF et des points focaux nationaux ont réalisé une évaluation approfondie des enjeux critiques relatifs aux capacités humaines, financières et institutionnelles auxquels doivent faire face l'INERA.

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Hamidou Traoré, San Traoré et Gert-Jan Stads
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2014
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International Food Research Policy Institute et Conseil ouest et centre africain pour la recherche et le développement agricoles.
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Évaluation des problèmes critiques de la recherche et développement agricole au Burkina Faso: le cas de l’Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA)

En 2013 et en 2014, le programme ASTI, le CORAF et des points focaux nationaux ont réalisé une évaluation approfondie des enjeux critiques relatifs aux capacités humaines, financières et institutionnelles auxquels doivent faire face l'INERA.

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Hamidou Traoré et San Traoré
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2014
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Institut International de Recherche sur les Politiques Alimentaires et Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement.
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Agricultural R&D in Burkina Faso: an Assessment of the Environment and Agricultural Research Institute

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Authors:
Hamidou Traoré, San Traoré, and Gert - Jan Stas

Year:
2014

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International Food Policy Research Institute and West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECAR)

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Africa south of the Sahara

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Burkina Faso

During 2013–2014, ASTI, CORAF/WECARD, and national focal points carried out an in-depth assessment of the critical human, financial, and institutional capacity issues that INERA is facing. The assessment included a quantitative survey collecting information on human and financial resources, R&D infrastructure, and R&D outputs; a series of face-to-face interviews with selected research and managerial staff; and a staff motivation survey distributed to a selected group of researchers and managerial staff. This summary note highlights the trends and challenges that emerged from the data, structuring it within five broad areas: funding capacity, human resource capacity, research outputs, research-related infrastructure, and institutional conditions.

Burkina Faso : ASTI–INERA Fiche d’information

On observe une évolution très erratique des dépenses en R&D agricole au cours des dernières années. Les salaires des chercheurs sont à la charge du Gouvernement, mais les frais d’exploitation et les immobilisations sont en grande partie fonction de l’inconstante aide au développement.

Le sous-investissement dans la R&D agricole est grave. En 2011, le Burkina Faso n’a investi que 0,42 % du PIB agricole dans la R&D agricole, soit un taux bien inférieur à l’objectif (1 %) fixé par le NEPAD et les Nations Unies.

Auteurs: 
Gert-Jan Stads, San Traoré et Léa Vicky Magne Domgho
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2014
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Burkina Faso: ASTI–INERA Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, San Traoré, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho

Year:
2014

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International Food Policy Research Institute and Environment and Agricultural Research Institute (INERA)

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

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Burkina Faso

Agricultural R&D spending in Burkina Faso has followed a highly erratic pattern in recent years. The government funds research staff salaries, but operating costs and capital investments are largely dependent on volatile donor funding.
 
Underinvestment in agricultural R&D is serious. In 2011, Burkina Faso invested only 0.42 percent of its AgGDP in agricultural R&D, which is well below the recommended 1-percent target set by the NEPAD and the United Nations.
 
The national number of agricultural researchers grew until 2006, but thereafter steadily declined. In 2011, the country employed 218 FTE researchers, roughly half of whom held PhD degrees.

Burkina Faso: Abrégé de l'ASTI

Au Burkina Faso, depuis le début des années 90, l’effectif total de chercheurs agricoles a doublé. Les dépenses consacrées à la R&D agricole ont été fluctuantes, marquées par des augmentations coïncidant largement avec la mise en oeuvre de deux projets consécutifs de la Banque Mondiale (le PRA-I et le PNDSA-II) dont le secteur de la recherche agricole nationale est fortement tributaire depuis 1989.

Auteurs: 
Stads, Gert-Jan; Issa Boro, Sébastien
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2004
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Institut International de Recherche sur les Politiques Alimentaires (IFPRI); et Institut de l’environnement et de recherches agricoles (INERA)
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