Our work in
Our work in
There are nearly 70 languages in use in Burkina Faso, around 60 of which are indigenous. This makes for a highly multilingual radio environment, with many small radio stations serving specific communities. We started working there in 2013, partnering with a range of radio stations — especially faith- and community-based ones — on food security and nutrition projects. We ran some of our first radio cooking shows there, helping listeners learn to prepare orange-fleshed sweet potato — a vitamin A-rich alternative to traditional varieties. Burkina Faso is also the central hub for our work advancing sexual and reproductive health as well as maternal, newborn and child health — important new areas of focus.
8.5 million potential listeners
By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Burkina Faso have a combined potential audience of more than 8.5 million people.
Sorghum, millet, maize, rice, fonio, cassava, sweet potato, yam
Our work in Burkina Faso
14 Broadcasting partners
1990 First broadcasting partner joined
2013 Country office opened
2013 First radio project
Project broadcast languages
Mooré, Dioula, Lyélé, Gulmancéma, Nuni, Lobiri, Dagaare