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  • Climate change resilience in MCC’s irrigation investments

    Two of MCC’s irrigation investments, the Agriculture Project in Burkina Faso and the Transition to High Value Agriculture Project in Moldova, show how MCC projects reduce vulnerability and improve resilience to the potential effects of climate change.

  • Fighting poverty and hunger through land rights and irrigation

    By supporting its partner countries’ efforts to reduce hunger, MCC also supports MDG 1’s goal to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than $1 a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

  • What a difference a paved road makes

    The MCC-funded roads project in Burkina Faso's western region opens new opportunities for thousands of people in remote villages to bring their goods to market. Here's the story of one beneficiary whose life is changing because of the new road.

  • Traffic safety signs people can relate to

    People living along the MCC-funded road in six municipalities in northwestern Burkina Faso were challenged to come up with relevant road safety signs. The home-grown messages place a spotlight on the community's shared values.

  • Resettlement means opportunity for all

    Roads being built as part of MCC's $480.9 million compact with Burkina Faso create opportunities for economic growth; taking care of those affected by the construction is just as important.

  • One herder’s plump cows signal improvement in Burkina Faso

    Plump, healthy cows yield higher income for dairy farmers in Burkina Faso who are getting ahead with newfound livestock management techniques learned under their country’s compact with MCC.

  • Better poultry means a better life for a family in northern Burkina Faso

    Healthier hens and more robust roosters are helping rural poultry producers get better prices at the market, an opportunity for economic growth created through MCC’s $480.9 million compact with Burkina Faso.

  • Proof of progress: Burkina Faso’s women on the path to growth

    Women in Burkina Faso are benefiting from MCC's investment in ways that can be measured through land titles to irrigated land, thriving crops, agricultural training and growing economic independence.

  • Country ownership at work in Burkina Faso

    The commitment of the Government of Burkina Faso to carrying out the work in its $480.9 million compact with MCC, has boosted its country's economic growth and sparked new opportunities for prosperity among its people.

  • Part and parcel: women's access to land in Burkina Faso

    MCC is helping transform an area of northern Burkina Faso into a hub of rice production. For the region's women, it means not only a chance to grow crops year-round but also the first opportunity to work land they can proudly call their own.