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Burkina Faso

Gisbert Dreyer

Gisbert Dreyer

The foundation director regards the development of Burkina Faso as a personal affair of the heart.

Green centres

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Sustainable rice production within the framework of the program "green centres for innovation in agriculture”



A dam and numerous wells help relieve the shortage of sufficient and clean water.



Farm cooperatives are supported in many ways on their path to economic independence.



Building of schools, free school meals and assistance to gifted pupils are an investment in young people's development.



All projects are accompanied by research, the results of which are incorporated in practical work in the field.

Renewable Energies

Erneuerbare Energien

This new economic sector will create new sources of income, permit electrification and support environmental protection.


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Burkina Faso – Facts & Figures

Burkina Faso essentially means: "Land of the

honourable people" or "Land of the upright ones".

The figures presented here are valid as of 12.02.2016.

Capital/Seat of Government
Area 267.950 qm
Location Inland region in Sudan belt south of the Niger bend
Climate Shifting moist subtropical climate in the south, dry savannah in the north
Population 23.4 mio. (09/2024)
Population growth
3,1 %
Languages Official language: French, working languages: Moore, Djoula, Fulfulde, some 60 native languages
Religions Muslims 50 %, Animists 35 %, Christians 15 %
HDI (Human Development Index) rating 181 out of 187
BIP (gross domestic product) $717 per capita, cf. Germany: $47774 per capita
Currency Franc CFA
Form of government
Presidential republic with a democratic constitution on the French model, centralised state with decentralisation process underway
National holiday
11 December (Proclamation of the Republic, 1958)
Independence from France 05.08.1960
Head of state
President Ibrahim Traoré