New Partnership to Address Food Security and the Environment in Burkina Faso

April 18, 2014

cilssafricanewsapril16.previewThe Hunger Project-Burkina Faso and The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early March.

This partnership demonstrates the shared commitment of both CILSS and The Hunger Project to addressing food and nutrition security and environmental protection – including the fight against desertification, integrated natural resource management and climate change adaptation – particularly as we work to improve living conditions for vulnerable populations.

The signing of this MoU follows various visits and meetings between the Executive Secretary of CILSS Dr. Djimé Adoum and CILSS staff, The Hunger Project Vice President for Africa Dr. Idrissa Dicko and The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso Country Director Mr. Evariste Yaogho.


CILSS, founded in 1973 following a drought in the Sahel, gathers 13 Member States to invest in research for food security and the fight against the effects of drought and desertification. CILSS aims for a new ecological balance in the Sahel, through mobilizing the population in the area and the international community.

CILSS works primarily on food security and nutrition projects with Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO), West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These projects are governed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Burkina Faso.

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April 18, 2014