Burkina Faso's Farmers Get Creative to Cope With Drought
The dry season, which traditionally lasts from mid-February to June, is increasingly extending into July and August, delaying the start of much-needed rainfall for planting.
Crops frequently dry up or are attacked by insect pests, rendering most of the harvest useless (file photo).
Burkina Faso: Drought Triggers Water and Power Shortages
Al Jazeera, 11 May 2016
A strong drought has left many residents without drinking water in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Read more »
Burkina Faso: In Drought-Hit Burkina Faso, the (Plant) Doctor Is in
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 April 2016
Dieudonné Sedogo waits patiently in line to see the doctor in the scorching 49-degree Celsius heat of this village in central Burkina Faso. But the ailment he's seeking to… Read more »
allAfrica, 7 March 2016
Right now, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. Read more »