Steering Committee

Specific Objectives

1.Facilitate the sub-regional cooperation

2.Provide a technical assistance and leadership

3.Coordinate the training, the research and the development projects to enhance the use, development and conservation of AnGR

4.Facilitate and maintain communication between CNs


Organizational structure



Terms de reference

In order to meet the commitments of the GPA, the mandate of the S-RFP is focused on following activities:

1.Support and enhance the activities of the NCs

2.Support regional communication and awareness raising

3.Provide technical assistance in designing and implementation of regional projects

4.Contribute to the elaboration of regional pro-AnGR policies

5.Advocate and mobilize resources to finance actions for sustainable management of AnGR


Activities of the S-RFP (results)

Develop an advocacy document (eg policy brief) for sensitizing policy makers and other AnGR stakeholders

  • The AnGR are reflected in the regional and national policies & strategies
  • Funding for the S-RFP-AnGR increased

Strengthen the capacity of S-RFP members in electronic communication

  • Communication within the S-RFP improved

Establish the sub-regional status of AnGR in West Africa

  • A catalog of AnGR in West Africa developed

Develop, implement a regional project on AnGR development and use based on regional priorities

  • Livestock productivity and competitiveness sustainably increased
  • Sustainable use of AnGR improved


Agreed upon operational structure

The General Assembly: 31 members

  • NCs, Research institutes, Universities, Farmers’ Organizations, RECs, AU-UBAR, FAO

The Steering Committee : 15 members

  • Chair : ECOWAS
  • Secretariat : CORAF/WECARD
  • Members : Benin, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Niger and The Gambia; CIRDES, WALIC, University of Ghana, APESS, RBM, AU-IBAR, FAO

The Secretariat : CORAF/WECARD