Project

BF15 Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems and Mini-grids in Burkina Faso

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  2021
End Date q1 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 1,059,950
Budget Percentage 1%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 11449
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
GGGI Project Code : BF15
Project Manager and Staff +
Mallé Fofana

Country Representative

Lamine Ouedraogo

Senior Officer, Green Growth Programming

Osée Yelkouni

Program Officer, Energy Program

Alexis Tapsoba

Program Officer, Sustainable Land Use and Agriculture Program

Project Overview

In Burkina Faso, the number of motor pumps is evaluated at 25 000 diesel pumps (90% used by small-scale farmers and 10% used by large scale producers). Almost all pumps are used in irrigated areas, with 46% of individually owned, 23% of shared pumps and 31% of the pumps, other forms of ownership such as hiring and borrowing without having to pay the owner among others. The main actors are small-scale farmers (individual or cooperative) and the pay for the diesel fuel, spare parts, maintenance. Moreover, the energy access has always been an issue hindering economic development. The energy sector is described by a high dependence on thermal generation with almost 89% (292MW) of the installed capacity (325MW). Energy demand is growing fast but Burkina Faso still present a low energy access rate (18%).

Burkina Faso will have more climate-resilient communities, Empowered women in Green Entrepreneurship, a more stable food supply, clean and energy-efficient alternative to diesel-run irrigation pumps, contributing to poverty reduction, new green jobs, improved nutrition and health, and reduced GHG emissions.

Project Objective, Outcome and Impact

Objective : The project aims to support Burkina Faso having a more climate-resilient communities, Empowered women in Green Entrepreneurship, a more stable food supply, clean and energy-efficient alternative to diesel-run irrigation pumps, contributing to poverty reduction, new green jobs, improved nutrition and health, and reduced GHG emissions.

Outcome: Access to clean energy for the livelihood of vulnerable households is enabled through the provision of SIPS and its use by farmers living in the ecovillages.

Impact: Burkina Faso will have more climate-resilient communities, Empowered women in Green Entrepreneurship, a more stable food supply, clean and energy-efficient alternative to diesel-run irrigation pumps, contributing to poverty reduction, new green jobs, improved nutrition and health, and reduced GHG emissions