Fact Sheet 2012–3084
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), examines recent trends in rainfall and air temperatures. These analyses are based on quality controlled station observations.
First posted June 28, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Eilerts, G., Adoum, A. and White, L., 2012, A Climate Trend Analysis of Burkina Faso, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3084, 4 p.
Food Security Context
Rainfall Recovery Has Stalled
Much Warmer Air Temperatures
Divergent Climate Trends
Population Growth Has Been Matched by Agricultural Development
Some Implications For Food Security and Adaptation
Objectives and Methods