Twitter Chat: Food Security and Economic Development in Burkina Faso

Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Burkina Faso and Food Security

The Millennium Challenge Corporation, in partnership with Burkina Faso, is lifting millions of people out of poverty with programs that create economic growth, opportunity and prosperity.

MCC’s five-year $481 million compact with Burkina Faso has put family farmers on the path from local growers to regional exporters by investing in agriculture, land tenure and roads. While the compact will close on July 31, 2014, its projects will continue to change lives for years to come.

MCC, in partnership with ACDI/VOCA, is holding an event on July 17, 2014 to celebrate successful efforts to reduce poverty and end hunger in Burkina Faso.

ACDI/VOCA’s work on food security in Burkina Faso

ACDI/VOCA’s mission is to promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises and communities through the innovative application of sound business practice. ACDI/VOCA’s work in Burkina Faso includes a study on the prevention of acute malnutrition across the country and a project to increase farmers’ incomes in the Sanmatenga Province. Learn more about ACDI/VOCA’s Burkina Faso-Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Project and the Victory Against Malnutrition (ViM) Project.

How to Participate

  1. Log on to see live Tweets and re-Tweets.
  2. Search for the hashtag #burkinagrows in the Twitter search field. This will allow you to see all of the chat's interactions.
  3. Follow @MCCgov and @acdivoca through your Twitter account to see chat updates in your Twitter timeline.
  4. Bookmark this page and return to see a live feed and be able to post tweets directly from here.

Tweet your thoughts, questions and what you are doing to address food security in Africa and be sure to include the hashtag #burkinagrows.


If you are completely new to Twitter:

  1. Visit Twitter's site tour .
  2. Create a Twitter profile and “follow” MCC at @MCCgov to participate.

Sample Tweets

  •  MCC is improving #foodsecurity in #burkinafaso through agriculture and land projects. #burkinacompact @MCCgov
  •  MCC is reducing poverty in #burkinafaso through improving #foodsecurity. #burkinacompact @MCCgov
  •  Interested in #foodsecurity in #BurkinaFaso? Use #BurkinaGrows to join the discussion with @MCCgov & @ACDIVOCA on July 17 at 12pm EST
  • What's been done to improve #foodsecurity in #BurkinaFaso? Join @MCCgov & @ACDIVOCA on July 17 @ 12pm EST #BurkinaGrows
  • How can we help improve #foodsecurity in #BurkinaFaso? Join @MCCgov & @ACDIVOCA on July 17 @ 12pm EST #BurkinaGrows
  • #BurkinaGrows when we act smart about #foodsecurity! Find out more with @MCCgov & @ACDIVOCA on July 17 12pm EST

Twitter Chat Hashtag

Related Hashtags

  • #foodsecurity
  • #burkinafaso
  • #nutrition
  • #feedthefuture
  • #FutureofFood
  • #DevTalk
  • #globalag
  • #africa
  • #DevelopmentWorks
  • #LearnForward

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