HiH Agricultural Typologies – Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso Agricultural Typology map is the result of a study on 8 of the 12 African countries, aimed to identify micro-regional level innovation opportunities, bottlenecks and investment gaps based on the concept of the production possibilities frontier applied to farm activities, drawing on highly detailed household-level survey and geospatial data on agroecological conditions, accessibility and poverty. The study was conducted by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and funded by the German Government through the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI).

This typology consists of 7 classes and represents a combination of agricultural potential, agricultural efficiency, and poverty in the given region. The 7 classes are as follows: Critical with moderate agricultural opportunities class, the Medium priority with moderate agricultural opportunities class, the Low priority class, the High priority class, the Medium priority with high agricultural opportunities class, the Low priority with high agricultural opportunities class, and the High performance class.

More information in the "Frontier Analysis and Agricultural Typologies" paper (see link in the Distribution info of this metadata).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Source IFPRI (Enquete Multisectorielle Continue 2013/14, publicly available through the World Bank Microdata Catalog)
Author Eduardo Maruyama
Author email E.Maruyama@cgiar.org
Maintainer Maribel Elias
Maintainer email Maribel.Elias@fao.org
Version 1.0
Last Updated April 22, 2021, 18:09 (UTC)
Created April 1, 2021, 09:45 (UTC)