ABEE is a project which aims to strengthen networks and institutional capacities in plant improvement for the development of resilient crops that meet the needs of farmers in West Africa.

The modernization of variety selection practices is essential to enable national programs to respond in a more relevant way to a variety demand based on the market needs and to gain in efficiency in the development of resilient, productive and good nutritional quality varieties, adapted to their local environment.

ABEE is funded by the European Union through the DeSIRA initiative.


With a focus on five crops which are groundnut, fonio, cowpea, millet and sorghum,

the project aims to implement a more coordinated approach to varietal

selection to improve and modernize breeding practices and better identify

market demands in Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal.


Component 1

Access, adoption of varieties that meet local needs and market demand

Component 2

Strengthening and modernization of national breeding programs

Component 3


Component 4


Component 5

Effective coordination to achieve results


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ABEE: Facts & Figures (2021)


Note conceptuelle du lancement du projet
Communication et visibilité des actions financées par l'UE
Stratégie et plan de communication

Project Team

Dr. Ousmane NDOYE

Program Manager


Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Justin Kouame NAMA



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