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, […]


The WASP kicks-off its third Consortium meeting with proactive strategies towards seed industry development

The West Africa Seed Program (WASP) of CORAF/WECARD held its third Meeting Consortium of partners from 20 to 21st October, 2016, in Dakar- Senegal with an objective to improve the governance in the development of the seed industry for accelerated growth within the ECOWAS-UEMOA-CILSS Region. Thirty-five participants from the various partner and stakeholder groups in […]


ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS, CORAF/WECARD, IFDC, USAID: stakeholders commit to improve farmer access to improved seeds and fertilizer

USAID, West Africa Mission on behalf of the Technical and Financial Partner Group of the ECOWAS Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, convened key regional partners and stakeholders for a focused technical round-table discussion on next generation and priorities of the region for inputs, fertilizer, agricultural technology and seed programs in the light of the new […]


CORAF/WECARD and IFDC partner to improve food and nutrition security in West and Central Africa

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to identify opportunities to improve agricultural productivity thereby contributing to improving food security and reduce poverty in West and Central Africa. The MoU was signed on 14 September […]


Alexandre DEPREZ, the USAID West Africa Mission Director at CORAF/WECARD to strengthen cooperation

For the past 10 years, the United States Agency for International Development/West Africa (USAID/WA) and the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) have had a vibrant collaboration to support quality seed access to farmers and  upscale improved agricultural technologies and innovations . This was the main point of discussion during […]


CORAF/WECARD Explores Scientific Collaboration with IITA on Upscaling of WAAPP Technologies

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) based in Dakar, Senegal    is partnering with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, on research for development and up scaling of agricultural technologies in the sub region. Dr Abdou Tenkouano, the Executive Director of coraf/wecard made the call for closer […]


PRAPS learning from WAAPP: A mission of experts at CORAF/WECARD

The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) was at CORAF/WECARD to learn from the success story of WAAPP/PPAAO from 8 to 12 August 2016. The visit, part of the Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project (PRAPS) aims to learn from WAAPP best practices in communication and monitoring and evaluation. The PRAPS interest […]


CORAF/WECARD supports WAAPP-Mali in participatory communication to foster technologies adoption

To intensify the adoption of improved technologies in priority agricultural sectors of Mali, CORAF/WECARD strengthened the capacity of 12 implementing agencies of the West Africa Productivity Program (WAAPP) from 3-6 August, 2016 in Segou (240 km from Bamako, the capital. To enhance experience sharing, advocacy and collaboration among the implementing agencies engaged in facilitating technology […]


Project on promoting traditional african leaves to address malnutrition and poverty has ended on a positive note

5,000 Smallholder Farmers from Cameroun, Burkina Faso and Ghana are returning to their roots through the integration of traditional vegetables to their daily diet as a sustainable way to improve their nutritional health while increasing their income. These significant results are achieved through the ‘Enhancing Productivity, Competitiveness and Marketing of Traditional African (Leafy) Vegetables for […]


Fruit fly project : the 2nd Steering Committee meeting approved the membership applications of Nigeria, Togo and Guinea Bissau

From 25 to 26 July 2016, members of the Steering Committee of the fruit flies project in West Africa met in Lomé to assess the achievements and review the regional and national workplans for the next year. CORAF/WECARD, running the applied research component of the project and also a member of the Steering Committee, took […]


CORAF / WECARD officially launches the project ” Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa “

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) with support of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has officially launched the project on “Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa” on June 23, 2016 in Dakar Senegal. This project aims to create entrepreneurial opportunities for 1,000 youths in agriculture to contribute to […]