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INERA - Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research, Burkina Faso

The Environmental Institute for Agricultural Research is the national research institute of Burkina Faso responsible for generating knowledge and technological innovations to improve plant, animal, forest, wildlife and fisheries production, and to promote the protection, the safeguarding and the management of natural resources and the rural space. The missions of the INERA are, among others, to generate the knowledge and the technological innovations to improve the plant, animal, forest, wildlife and fisheries production; to develop and conduct research for the sustainable management of natural resources; to provide technical support for agricultural, environmental and forestry development; and to link research and development, including the transfer of technology and innovation.

INERA, through the regionalization of research, helps to bring research closer to its results users' and to set up regional programs to contribute to diversification, specialization and increased production, while sustainably managing natural resources. It has five regional directions of environmental and agricultural research across the country: in the Sahel, the Northwest, the East, the West and the Center. The Direction of the Center with Saria station as headquarter is located around hundred kilometres from the capital Ouagadougou. In addition to these directions, there is a center of research and training based at Kamboinsé which houses the central laboratories and scientific departments.

Role in the project

INERA is involved in WP6 as co-lead, WP2, WP4, WP5, WP7 and WP8.

Key persons involved

  • Dr. Hadja Oumou Sanon: WP6 co-lead
  • Dr. Bartelemy Yélémou: WP4 and WP5
  • Dr. Lucien Ouédraogo: WP7