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The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa S3A recognizes the role of the private sector.

 

To meet the agricultural and overall development goals of the continent, it calls for increased investment both from the public and private sector.

 

Besides, the private sector in West and Central Africa is growing and have potential to drive the science, technology and innovation agenda. CORAF views the private sector as critical to achieving its long-term goals. Its work on promoting youth employment is essentially dependent on a strong collaboration with the private sector. In the innovation platforms, the private sector plays a key role regarding providing business opportunities to a set of multi-stakeholders.

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CORAF operates a platform to facilitate the flow of seed-related information. www.wasix.net provides marketing opportunities and business intelligence to businesses working in the seed sector. It also maps stakeholders with the overarching intention to ensure quality and certified seeds are available.