Seeds Bring New Life during the Ebola Crisis

The Ebola virus destroyed more than human lives when it emerged in Guinea a few years ago—it also eroded agriculture in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Food shortages, trade restrictions, border controls, and rising food prices led many farmers to resort to desperate measures and eat the seeds they were saving for the next planting season. “We […]

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With Plans Adopted, A New Era Opens up for R&D in West and Central Africa

The highest decision-making body of Africa’s largest sub-regional research organization, CORAF has unanimously approved a new ten-year plan opening up a new era in the research and development sector in West and Central Africa. Meeting in the Senegalese capital, Dakar on Tuesday, April 11, 2018, the General Assembly approved the proposed new direction containing steps […]


12 General Assembly Opens in Dakar

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 communities and to generate relevant innovations that meet users’ needs. Dr. Seck, also a career researcher was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 12th General Assembly of […]


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 […]


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, […]