OBJECTIVES

Develop new strategic and transversal projects in R&D – special attention shall be paid to the up-scaling and dissemination of proven technologies and capacity building in the field in West and Central Africa.

PRIORITY AREAS

  • Vaccines and diagnostic tools for integrated management of pests and animal and plant diseases;
  • Restoring soil fertility in degraded areas [integrated soil fertility management, nitrogen and phosphorus fixation, microbial detoxification …;
  • The quality and safety of food to improve the commercial value of agricultural products [post-harvest processing and control of mycotoxins;
  • Improving the nutritional value of food crops, Biofortification;
  • Food security through improved productivity and an integrated seed system