OBJECTIVES

Achieve sustainable improvements in productivity, competitiveness and markets of products from livestock, fisheries and aquaculture in West and Central Africa.

PRIORITY AREAS

(i) strengthening the resilience of livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral populations: to do this, methods and tools for improving the information system on pastoralism, sustainable management of transhumance and natural resources must be developed; (ii) improvement and sustainable use of animal genetic resources; efficient use and avoidance of genetic erosion; development of new composite breeds (Livestock), biology and breeding of new local species [Aquaculture], (iii) improving health, improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of vaccines against the following most common diseases: PPCB, brucellosis, Newcastle disease, the disease carried and transmitted by ticks and improving resistance to trypanosomiasis; (iv) improved feed: development of new forage species based on native legumes and herbaceous species and dissemination of materials to producers [Livestock]; improved complementary feeding strategy [Aquaculture] (v) value adding and development of the value chain of livestock and aquaculture products.