African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security

African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security ISSN: 2375-1177 Vol. 9 (2), pp. 001-014, February, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Enhancing governance and processes for food security resilience to climate risks in Burkina Faso: an attempt toward developing vulnerability-mapping tools

Idrissa SEMDE1*, Arnaud OUEDRAOGO2, Samuel YONKEU3, Mathieu BADOLO4 and Samuel PARE5

1*Centre for Research and Studies in Management (CREM), University Aube Nouvelle, 06 PO Box 9283, Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso.

2University Norbert Zongo, Koudougou, Burkina Faso.

3University Aube Nouvelle, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

4African Center for Scientific Research and Training (Cres), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

5University Joseph Ki Zerbo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Abstract

Accepted 10 February, 2021

For many territories around the world, one of the threats linked to climate change would be increased pressure from disaster risks on economic and social development. Over the past decades, progress in the areas of early warning, response, disaster recovery and structural vulnerability management has been made in the Sahel region, particularly in the Food Safety. However, for Burkina Faso, the climate still induces serious constraints on social and economic development. This persistent effect of the climate results from various shortcomings in the solutions to reduce the vulnerability implemented, and more decisively from the structural challenges of the governance of disaster risks. One response to this threat is the promotion of better resilience to disaster risks, by improving the scientific bases, methodological and decision-making aspects of resilience processes and actions, developed in this article. The methodology used to develop these tools consists of a scientific approach based on the ClimProspect model coupled with a participatory approach involving the relevant stakeholders.

Keywords: Vulnerability, resilience, food security, Burkina Faso, Sahel.