Invest in Research, Anticipate Challenges, Generate Useful Solutions, Senegalese Minister

The Senegalese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure, Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck has challenged agricultural researchers of West and Central Africa to step up their game to anticipate challenges facing their communities and to generate relevant innovations that meet the needs of users. Dr. Seck, also a career researcher was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 12th […]

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As R&D Picks up in West Africa, ECOWAS Research Hubs go on a Quest for Excellence

Actors of nine West Africa agriculture research hubs are meeting in Saly, Senegal to assess progress towards the coveted status of Regional Centers of Excellence (RCoE). The nine National Centers of Specialization were established with an understanding that they will progressively graduate to RCoE based on a set of pre-defined criteria. Some of these conditions include having […]


USAID Supports CORAF to Reform Itself

A five-Year funding from the West Africa Regional Mission of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is enabling the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) to undertake critical reforms to better serve the interest of the people of West Africa. Food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, gender disparities, high unemployment […]


CORAF to Hold General Assembly in Dakar

The West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) holds it 12th General Assembly in Dakar, Senegal from April 10-12, 2018 under the theme “What is CORAF’s Future in a Constantly Changing Regional and International Environment? Also Read: Read proceedings of 4th Science Week and 11th General Assembly held in Niamey, Niger in 2014 […]

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New Program Seeks Lasting Changes to Agriculture System of West and Central Africa

Even with overwhelming evidence showing the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program(WAAPP) has ‘substantial’ impact on economies of West African countries, efforts are currently underway to sharpen the focus of an even more ambitious and transformative iteration. Known as the West Africa Agriculture Transformation Program (WAATP), this new intervention aims to considerably scale up the adoption of […]