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April 3, 2017

The vast majority of Burkina Faso’s population relies on subsistence agriculture, and the country is increasingly plagued with drought, floods and climate-related pest invasions and diseases, often creating a need for humanitarian response.

September 16, 2016

USAID launched the RISE initiative in February 2014 to increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable households in targeted agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture zones in Niger and Burkina Faso (see Figure 1 for Map of the RISE Zone). RISE represents the totality of USAID’s humanitarian and development efforts to increase resilience by increasing economic well-being, strengthening governance and improving health and nutrition status.

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