Shea nuts are gathered and processed into butter for use in cosmetics and confectionery
March 23, 2015

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – More than 500 individuals representing every aspect of the shea industry are gathered in Ouagadougou for Shea 2015: A Promising Future, the annual conference of the Global Shea Alliance, supported by USAID. From March 23 to 25, 2015, they will share information on new initiatives to improve shea tree populations, quality standards and practices, and women’s empowerment.

“Above all else, our involvement is inspired by the importance of shea for the women who collect and process shea nuts,” said Steven Koutsis, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso.  “Close to 16 million women in rural areas of East and West Africa sustain the industry.  Without them and their expertise, there is no shea industry.  The Alliance has a clear focus on strengthening their livelihoods, increasing their incomes.  And that is a top priority for the United States, as well.”

May 20, 2014

Ce rapport met en évidence la portée du secteur privé de la santé au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Côte d'Ivoire, en Mauritanie, au  Niger et au Togo dans la prestation des services, et l’approvisionnement des produits de la  santé de la reprod

May 20, 2014

This report highlights the scope of the private health sector in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger and Togo in the supply of products and services for sexual reproductive health, family planning and HIV/AIDS. The report examines the legal and regulatory environment and public-private-partnerships in each country, and also provides partnership recommendations.

May 20, 2014

Ce rapport propose un aperçu des activités de mSanté--l’utilisation de la technologie mobile de télécommunication pour améliorer les résultats de santé--dans la région Afrique de l'Ouest., qui comprenant les 15 pays membres la Communauté Economique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) et deux pays supplémentaires d’ importance particulière pour la Mission Afrique de l'Ouest de l'USAID: le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cameroun, le Cap Vert, la Côte d'Ivoire, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Nigeria, le Sénégal, la Sierra L

May 20, 2014

This report provides an overview of mhealth activity -- the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes -- in the West Africa region, including the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries and two additional focus countries for USAID’s West Africa Mission.  These are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. 

March 25, 2014

One of the largest constraints to productivity in West African agriculture is the inefficiency of the regional seed system. In response, the USAID/West African Seed Program (WASP) was initiated in 2012 through USAID’s regional partner, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD)


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