CORAF/WECARD: Invitation electronic conference on seeds

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) based in Dakar (Senegal) in partnership  with  Fondation Farm (France) is pleased to invite you to participate to the electronic conference on: ‘Seed sector in West and Central Africa’’.
The overall objective of this electronic conference is to contribute to the sustainable  improvement of agricultural productivity from a shared diagnosis leading to strategic and innovative development actions in the seed sector in West and Central Africa. The  event provides an opportunity for knowledge creation and experience and success stories sharing.
Given your commitment and dynamism on seed issues in West and Central Africa, you have been identified to participate to this online conference.
The e-forum will take place from  March 14 to  April  2016. It will be organized around three structural and complementary topics :
(i) what are the farmers’ demands of seeds and the responses of the seed sector?
(ii) How to improve the structure and effectiveness of seed markets to make them more attractive?
(iii) How to work together for the development of the seed sector in West and Central Africa?
Each topic will be debated for a week. A fourth week of exchanges will be opened for  further analysis and suggestions for concrete actions.
To register please send an email to:
In case one participant wishes to submit some documents such as reports, documents, leaflets, flyers lessons learnt, etc),  he or she  is kindly requested to send through the following email address :
Please, do note that the interventions can be made in French or English.
Thank you in advance for your contributions.