The population of West and Central is now estimated at 430 million people. It is projected to reach 500 million in 2030 making it an important trading bloc in Africa.
While increase agriculture productivity is important, CORAF also believes that the competitiveness of products and access to this critical national and regional markets is essential to the sustainable transformation of the agriculture industry in West and Central Africa. This is why CORAF also works with actors to facilitate access to markets for small-holder farmers and those in the agriculture value chain in both region.
CORAF Strategic Framework
Facilitating access to markets to family farms and smallholder farmers have been part of CORAF major projects such as the West Africa Productivity Program, the Multidonor Trust Fund, and the West Africa Seed Program.
The Commissioner of Agriculture of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has praised CORAF for making the Cotton,...
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