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CORAF Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) turns 30 this year. Representatives of farmer groups, the private sector, policy, and decision-makers from the agricultural sector as well as researchers from national agricultural Research systems in West and Central Africa are expected in the Senegalese capital, Dakar at the end of […]

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Strengthening Agricultural Research in French-Speaking West & Central Africa

How can French-speaking West and Central Africa fight hunger, ensure food security, and prosperity for all through high quality research? Three leading institutions in this area recently engaged on ways to tackle these challenges through agricultural research. At an international event designed to boost investment and growth in the agriculture sector in Africa held recently […]

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Science for Agriculture in Africa

CORAF partners with ISRA to organize a National Consultative Workshop on Scientific Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) Today, July 17, and running till July 19, in the Amphitheatre of the Research Pole at Hann-ISRA, where the workshop will hold for three days, CORAF/WECARD, ISRA and FARA exposed the vision of S3A’s scientific agenda in […]

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Second 2016 Wrap-up mission and 9th RSC of WAAPP: All beneficiary countries and CORAF/WECARD rated “satisfactory” by World Bank

Second 2016 Wrap-up mission and 9th Regional Steering Committee of WAAPP: All beneficiary countries and CORAF/WECARD rated “satisfactory” by World Bank Nigeria hosted the second wrap-up meeting of support missions and the 9th Regional Steering Committee (RSC) respectively from 14-18 and 21-22 November, 2016 in Abuja. This was the opportunity to review progress made so far […]

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Agricultural research in WCA: The Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Senegal commends CORAF/WECARD for its leadership in harnessing partnerships

Agricultural research in WCA: The Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Senegal commends CORAF/WECARD for its leadership in harnessing partnerships The Ambassador of Burkina Faso in Senegal, Dr. Aline KOALA, has commended the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) for contributing to the region’s quest for agriculture-led economic growth in meeting […]

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ECOWAS parliament: MPs call for the inclusion of Guinea-Bissau in WAAPP

Gathered at the first meeting relocated to the Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament from 1 to 5 November 2016, in Dakar, Senegal, the Joint Commission of the Parliament of the Economic Community called for the immediate integration of Guinea Bissau in the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP). A program placed under the financial […]

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WAAPP Burkina Faso: The symposium on science and technology under the patronage of CORAF/WECARD

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF / WECARD) sponsored the International Symposium on the Science and Technology organized by the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research ((CNRST) of Burkina Faso from 24 to 28 October 2016. Themed “Putting into use research outputs on key sectors: livestock, meat, corn, […]