WAAPP awarded as second best project funded by the World Bank in Africa

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has been distinguished as the second best project in Africa as part of the 2016 World Bank’s Africa region vice-presidential unit (VPU) team award. WAAPP is recognized for its outstanding contribution to the valorization of the West Africa’s food system, to innovate, create, disseminate and adopt improved technologies […]


Dr Abdou TENKOUANO, officially takes over as new Executive Director

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO, the new Executive Director of CORAF / WECARD officially took office at the leadership of the Executive Secretariat of the West and Central African Council for agricultural research and development (CORAF/WECARD) in presence of Technical and Development Partners of the institution. The official handover ceremony between Dr Paco SEREME, outgoing Executive Director […]


Circulation of animal genetic resources in West Africa: A harmonized regulatory framework to enhance nutritional security

“Demand for meat production in 2013 amounted to 3.2 million tons and that of milk to 5.0 million tons. These demands are not effectively met and the region is still depending on importations. As a solution, harnessing animal biodiversity by the use of animal genetic resources can be a sustainable way to increase agricultural productivity […]


The European Union finds the results of research and development projects it supports through CORAF

Within the framework  of the follow-up of the research and development projects funded by the EU, Joaquín González-Ducay, EU Ambassador in Senegal and Dr. Paco Sérémé, Executive Director of CORAF visited two dairy farms in the region Kaolack and met stakeholders and partners of the innovation platform set up within the AMPROLAIT Project. This 24-hour […]


Fight against fruit flies : a regional project launched in Dakar

The regional support project to fight and control fruit flies in West Africa (PLMF) was officially launched Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 in Dakar by the Economic Community of West African States of the (ECOWAS), the West African economic and monetary Union (UEMOA), the European Union (EU), the French development Agency (AFD) and CORAF/WECARD. Implemented since […]