Category Archives: Economy

Artisinal gold mining in Burkina Faso: Nice short report from Fanny Noaro

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Short video summary of my research on reading in Burkina Faso

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Burkina passes corruption law required for World Bank support

Burkina Faso’s interim parliament has approved an anti-corruption law, one of two pieces of legislation required by the World Bank before it will release $100 million in budget support.  The National Transitional Council (CNT), which was established after a popular … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso… Alizéta Ouédraogo lists her losses

Apparently, no sense of shame at all for never having questioned the legitimacy of the regime. “J’ai perdu deux tanneries avec un stock important de marchandises. Les machines ont été détruites par les flammes, les bâtiments ont été mis à … Continue reading

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Journalists: Please don’t repeat fallacy that #Burkina is poor = no growth under Compaoré #lwili

Burkina Faso is indeed really poor.  But it has been really poor for a long time.  And as a land-locked country in the Sahel, it will likely never be very rich.  The last 20 years have seen solid economy growth, … Continue reading

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How do néré and karité trees change sorghum yields in Burkina Faso?

A nice study reminding agricultural experts to be modest about what is known and unknown about complex cropping systems in West Africa. Parkia biglobosa and Vitellaria paradoxa are known to improve soil fertility and redistribute water under their crowns in … Continue reading

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Limited interest?!? Limited interest?!?!

Papers also get rejected because they are of limited interest.  Say, they focus on the marketing behavior of tomato-growing households in three villages in Burkina Faso. via BellemareHowtoPublish.pdf.

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