Investing in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a poor, landlocked country that relies heavily on cotton and gold exports for revenue. The country has few natural resources and a weak industrial base. About 90% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, which is vulnerable to periodic drought. Cotton is the main cash crop. Since 1998, Burkina Faso has embarked upon a gradual privatization of state-owned enterprises and in 2004 revised its investment code to attract foreign investment. As a result of this new code and other legislation favoring the mining sector, the country has seen an upswing in gold exploration and production. By 2010, gold had become the main source of export revenue.

Alink Telecom Faso -
La Petroliere du Faso (PetroFa) -
Société Nationale d'électricité du Burkina (SONABEL) -
TOTAL Burkina Faso -

Burkina Faso News
L'Observateur Paalga (Ouagadougou) -
Le Pays (Ouagadougou) -
San Finna (Ouagadougou) -
Sidwaya (Ouagadougou) -

Countries that border Burkina Faso: Mali | Cote d'Ivoire | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Niger

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