“WAAPP-TAAT Collaboration Can Rapidly Transform Agriculture,” IITA official

With dwindling aid to tackle a growing list of problems in developing countries, working in isolation to address challenges of similar nature is no longer an option. For the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), who have been mandated to implement an ambitious new technologies adoption program in Africa known as the Technologies for Africa’s […]


“Maize is Now Grown in the Dry Season”

The Sahel region and most of West Africa is currently facing unpredictable rainfall patterns and severe droughts. With irregular planting seasons, farmers and communities across the region are in for tough times.But thanks to the work of the region’s scientists and research, farmers and producers are adapting to these seasonal variations. “Maize is now grown […]


Boosting the West African Cotton, Livestock, and Maize Sectors

Actors of the cotton, maize, livestock, aquaculture, and poultry domains are due to meet in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from January 22 to 26, 2018, to discuss sustainable ways to improve the performance of projects in these sectors. Animal genetic resources, cotton, and maize represent a considerable source of food and livelihood security for families and communities across West Africa. […]

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Former CORAF Executive Secretary Dies

A former Executive Secretary of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF), Dr. Ndiaga Mbaye has died after a brief illness. Dr. Mbaye who managed CORAF from 1990 to 2003 died on Saturday, January 5, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal. The Senegalese-born researcher will be remembered for his work in advancing […]

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CORAF, CIRAD to Reset Partnership

Two leading entities working to advance agricultural research and development in West and Central Africa have agreed to renew their partnership to address better urgent and emerging challenges facing the agro-food system. This follows a high-level meeting between officials of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) consortium and actors of the […]

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CORAF to hold Forum on Young Agripreneurs in Dakar

About 20 aspiring young agripreneurs are expected to meet in Dakar from Monday, December 18 to Wednesday December 20, 2017 to examine how new information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to create jobs and income generating activities in the agro-food system in West and Central Africa. Organized by CORAF (West and Central Africa Council […]