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Burkina Faso - Support Project for Youth Employment and Skills Development in Rural Areas (PADEJ-MR) - Appraisal Report


The rural sector has enormous agro-pastoral and environmental potential, comprising: 9 million hectares of arable land, about 59% of which is cultivated; 233,500 ha of irrigable land, about 30% of which is currently exploited; 500,000 ha of mud plains that are relatively easy to develop; and enormous potential for the development of irrigation, fishing and aquaculture. The above-mentioned high potential, existing prospects of diversifying crops and increasing yields, and the existence of a local and sub-regional market represent opportunities for stimulating the agricultural and rural sectors.

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