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The West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program is CORAF’s most considerable intervention. In ten years, it has benefitted about 9 million people directly and 49 million people indirectly. A new iteration starts in 2019 known as the West Africa Transformation Program.


The Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development in West Africa (PAIRED) takes over from the West Africa Seed Program. But unlike WASP, it is broadened to the strengthening of CORAF as an institution as well as technology upscaling.

Fruit Flies

Initiated in 2008 by the Agriculture and Rural Development direction of the ECOWAS Commission, the Support, the Regional Plan for the Control of Fruit Flies in West Africa, is the result of a long consultation process between ECOWAS, UEMOA, and the mango exporting countries.


The Nurturing Enterprising Youths in Agricultural Technologies in West and Central Africa (NEYAT) is CORAF’s platform to engage youths into the agri industry as a way of tackling the high unemployment and migration to unknown destination. The Islamic Development Bank funds NEYAT.

Cotton, Livestock, & Maize

The program for the research on priority agricultural sectors is funded by West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). It seeks to boost the performance and competitiveness of the cotton, maize, livestock, aquaculture, and poultry sectors. These four areas represent a major source of food and livelihood security.

Animal Genetic Resources (RGAn)

CORAF serves as the West Africa Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (RGA), a project of the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources of African Union (AU-IBAR). The project seeks the conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources in West Africa.

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