Technical Assistance to the Project for the Development of the Added Value of Agricultural Value chains (VAFA)

The Burkina Faso's agricultural production remains poorly mechanized with low productivity. It has grown strongly in recent years, especially through the increase in cultivated areas, but without keeping pace with population growth. The VAFA project's objective is to contribute to increasing, diversifying and improving the quality of the supply of agroforestry products to meet the demand of the country's urban and rural centres as well as for exports, through the inclusive development of agricultural value chains, in order to improve productivity, and to enable an increase and better distribution of added value for the benefit of producers as well as an increase in income.

The objective of the project is to provide technical support in the two main areas of the VAFA project:

  • Overall coordination of the project; preparation and monitoring of the annual operational programmes (AOPs) of the entire project, results of the consolidation of the operational programmes of the three components of the VAFA project, namely: support for agri-food entrepreneurship, support for contract farming, institutional support
  • For the third component (institutional support): support for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the corresponding programme specifications (support for the various programmed activities and support for their implementation)


Main fields of services:

  • Support in coordination of the overall project
  • Support in the management of program specifications
  • Communication support and visibility of the programme
  • Capitalization and knowledge sharing
  • Support for the development of standardization and food safety systems
  • Development of niche products
  • Implementation of the OHADA Uniform Act
  • Establishment of a legal framework for contract farming
  • Support for the inter-professional structuring of agricultural value chains in Burkina Faso