CEI 25-2018 Cabinet Evaluation System Management Fiduciary CORAF-RELAUNCHING fve

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ———————— Recruitment of a firm for the diagnosis and evaluation of the financial and accounting management system of CORAF and proposal of tools adapted to the operating method of CORAF ———————— Opening of call: January 16, 2019 Closing of call: February 6, 2019 ————— CEI N° 25-2018 – RELAUNCHING   […]

CEI No 23-2018 – RELAUNCHING : Selection of Short-term experts specialized in various fields of agricultural research and development

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST  —————————  Selection of Short-term experts specialized in various fields of agricultural research and development —————- Opening date: January 8, 2019 Closing date: January 31, 2019  ———  AMI No: 23-2018 – RELAUNCHING    Download the CEI CORAF, the West and central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development  (www.coraf.org), intends to […]

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Smoking Fish Reduces Waste—and Improves Incomes

A fish smoking kiln from the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) is helping transform the lives of West Africans who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. Comprised of a smoking chamber, a fan to distribute heat, a thermometer to control temperature, and a chimney to filter air, NIOMR’s fish smoking kiln reduces cooking and smoking time […]

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Cashew Creations for Women’s Employment in Senegal

The West African Women’s Association (AFAO/WAWA) started an initiative to boost cashew processing in Senegal. Rather than selling raw cashews to traders, they decided to expand post-harvest opportunities close to home by training and equipping hundreds of women to process and market cashew apples and nuts. Food Tank spoke to AFAO/WAWA Regional President Khady Fall Tall about this initiative. AFAO/WAWA seeks “to promote the economic […]

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New App to Fight Fall Armyworm in West Africa

  The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and Pennsylvania State University joined forces to develop and launch an innovative, talking app – Nuru – to help African farmers recognize Fall Armyworm, a new and fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa, so that they can take immediate steps to destroy it and curb its spread. Fall Armyworm first […]

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“We believe in African solutions,” USAID

The Director of the West African Mission of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Alex Deprez says the support to CORAF and other sub-regional institutions is predicated on the strong belief in Africans solving their challenges. “We believe in African solutions,” said Deprez while participating in the ongoing 12th General Assembly of Africa’s largest sub-regional research […]

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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 […]

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As R&D Picks up in West Africa, ECOWAS Research Hubs go on a Quest for Excellence

Actors of nine West Africa agriculture research hubs are meeting in Saly, Senegal to assess progress towards the coveted status of Regional Centers of Excellence (RCoE). The nine National Centers of Specialization were established with an understanding that they will progressively graduate to RCoE based on a set of pre-defined criteria. Some of these conditions include having […]