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In Burkina Faso, the criteria that were filtered out as unavailable are as follows:

  • Protected:
    • International
    • Categories I-VI
    • Uncategorized
  • Crops:
    • Cropland > 50%
    • Cropland woody
    • Irrigated crops

3 criteria were filtered out as unsuitable:

  • Built-up
  • Bare rocks
  • Stony desert


The following social constraints have identified for Burkina Faso:

Seno : This region (13°21'27.42"N, 0°45'11.81"E) faces a border dispute between Burkina Faso and Niger, which has been submitted to the International Court of Justice. However, there is no military tension between the two countries.



There are few irrigated crops areas in Burkina Faso. The main one is located between the Black Volta river and the border with Mali.

There are very few bare rock areas and stony desert. These areas are located in the North of the country, on and very close to the borders with Mali and Niger.

The only built-up area corresponds to Ouagadougou outskirts.


For more information, please read the 2008 Task Report on Current Land Use Patterns and Impacts.