Burkina Faso access to irrigation for cotton farming (WB-P159754)

  • Burkina Faso
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Oct 10, 2016
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 12, 2016

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Project Description
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve access to basic irrigation services for cotton farmers in Burkina Faso. The project will have two components, the first to support the training of farmers to adopt new technology and the second to support the acquisition of irrigation equipment. The project will be implemented by SOFITEX, a government owned parastatal that is the largest cotton buyer and processor in Burkina Faso. The project will be implemented in regions selected from the company?s current area under production including Houet, Kénédougou, Mouhoun, Kossi, Sourou andComoé Bougouriba. Other organizations playing a key role in implementation are Ecobank,which will provide financing for irrigation equipment, and the national cotton farmers association (UNPC-B), which has extensive experience in delivering training to farmers.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: SOFITEX Contact: Wilfrid Aimé G. S. YAMEOGO Title: Director General Tel: 226-25304230 Email: dg@sofitex.bf Implementing Agencies Name: SOFITEX Contact: Wilfred Aimé G. S. YAMEOGO Title: Directeur Generale Tel: 22625304230 Email: dg@sofitex.bf ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.