Estimating the Impact of Climatic Shocks on the Agricultural Production and the Income of Households in Burkina Faso
Dramane Bako
Agricultural Statistics, General Directorate for the Promotion of Rural Economy, Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's economy depends heavily on agriculture which is a sector extremely sensitive to climate change. This paper examines the impact of climatic shocks on agricultural production and income of households in Burkina Faso. The experience of Burkina about the collection of data about the climatic factors effects on agricultural land is presented. Matching technique is used to estimate production losses related to climatic factors and the impact of these losses on households' income is estimated from simulations with a Social Accounting Matrix. The results show that relative to potential output, the average rate of loss of production over the past five years is approximately 37.57% and rural poor households have lost more than 14.5% of their income because of the climatic fluctuations.

Keywords: agricultural statistics; climate change; food security; poverty

Biography: I'm a statistician economist engineer from the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

I work in the Directorate of Forecasting and Agriculture and Food Statistics (Ministry of Agriculture, Burkina Faso) as a technical assistant of the General Agriculture Census

I'm author of some papers about financing of agriculture, climate change and food security