LAND-AT-SCALE - Strengthening land governance for food security in Burkina Faso

February 2022
October 2025
Project cost
2 000 000 €
Role in the project


Burkina Faso


Agriculture Spatial Planning Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest Market Remote sensing

Main goals

This project aims to improve food security and the resilience of women and youth in the country by securing their access to land and by strengthening land governance and management practices

Burkina Faso is dealing with many crises: food insecurity, climate vulnerability and massive population displacement. Land plays a critical factor in all these crises. The fast-growing population, degradation of land as well as widespread migration of the population across Burkina Faso are putting rampant pressures on land. Improved land governance, including more sustainable and climate-resilient land management practices, and improved access to land for vulnerable groups, can provide crucial support to addressing these crises in Burkina Faso.

Specific objectives

SO1. Raising awareness on land rights among relevant stakeholders
SO2. Participatory registration of land titles with special reference to women and youth
SO3. Optimizing land management practices of secured land of women and youth to address challenges related to land degradation and/or food insecurity
SO4. Monitoring and learning on the experiences of the other components and formulating recommendations for more sustainable land governance

Related people

Assistant Representative in Burkina-Faso

Koffi Mickael Yameogo

Holder of a Master's degree in Research in geography and a Master's degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid, he has 15 years of experience in the field of community development. He has worked in particular on water and sanitation, agriculture and food security, natural resource management and capacity building of local stakeholders. He worked at the Permanent Secretariat of NGOs on coordinating the running of eight thematic working groups, before joining the Nitidæ team. He has strong skills in writing and project management, communication and advocacy, as well as network facilitation and team coordination.

Project Manager - Agrarian Systems - Territories - Agro-ecology / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Pierre Sutter

Graduate Engineer in Agriculture, Specialized in Agroecology of the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISA), he brings his expertise to the methodological support of the teams on the realization of diagnosis at the scale of the territory and the plot to develop the rules for managing natural resources and co-constructing innovative agricultural practices with producers. Based in Dakar serving West & Central Africa.

Headquarters management controller / France

Manon Le Bars

As a lawyer in public law and environmental law, she has a master's degree in environmental law as well as a diploma in human resources and finance manager of humanitarian action at BIOFORCE. She has several experiences as a lawyer in a law firm before finally deciding to join the world of humanitarian work, development and international solidarity. Her role in the team, as management controller, is focused on Burkina-Faso