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Donor Support Critical for CORAF to Meet Pressing Population Needs, USAID West Africa Director

The Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for West Africa, Alex Deprez has called on development partners to support CORAF to renew itself in order to address the urgent and pressing food needs of the population of West and Central Africa. The USAID senior official was speaking in Dakar on […]

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CORAF at 4th International Fair on Agriculture and Animal Resources

The 4th International Fair on Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA) opened on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Abidjan in the presence of Africa’s largest sub-regional research organization, the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). The ‘CORAF Village’ features technologies generated under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP). Exhibitions include […]

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Strengthening the Results of CORAF Projects

Results specialists working on two critical agricultural productivity projects in West Africa met recently in the Ghanian city of Kumasi to develop a shared understanding of the monitoring and evaluation procedure and to improve the data collection component of their interventions better. The close to forty national coordinators and monitoring and evaluation experts are involved in […]

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West Africa and China Cultivate Ties for Hybrid Seeds

The World-Bank-funded West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP) has made considerable progress since its creation in 2008. But the extent to which its food system-improvement technologies and crop varieties have been scaled-up in West and Central Africa is still far from commensurate to the agriculture transformation ambition of both regions. #West Africa and #China cultivate […]

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Burkina Faso to Host Major Science and Technology event

A major science and technology event to highlight research results to tackle the effects of climate change on natural resources in countries south of the Sahara will take place in Ouagadougou from December 4-8, 2017. #BurkinaFaso to host hajor #science and #technology event. https://t.co/1hTxiQDH2x @CORAF_WECARD @WAAPP_PPAAO @waappmali2 pic.twitter.com/QYWvVpuDOA — CORAF/WECARD (@CORAF_WECARD) October 18, 2017 Organized […]

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Is the ‘WASP Model’ a Game Changer for the Seed Industry in West Africa?

For anyone grappling with the complexities of development, you may agree that finding replicable models can be challenging. In West Africa, the persistent challenges of low investment in seeds, insufficient private sector participation in the industry, the absence of public-private partnerships, and poor-quality seeds might have found a solution. This is all thanks to an […]