About

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.

Objective

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.

Components

Component 1

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

Component 2

Strengthening and modernization of national breeding programs

Component 3

Regionalization

Component 4

Training

Component 5

Effective coordination to achieve results

News

CORAF and the European Union (EU) will, on Thursday, September 30, 2021, donate cars, laboratory, and computer equipment to the Environment and Agricultural Research Institute (INERA) at a ceremony to hold in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.The equipment is delivered under the West…

About 40.000 families from Burkina Faso, Niger, and Senegal will benefit from a new five-year plant breeding program funded by the European Union and coordinated in West Africa by CORAF and other key partners. The announcement was made in early…

A new project aimed at strengthening the resilience of rural communities in the Sahel to climate change through the establishment of modern equipment and infrastructure for the breeding of varieties of five climate-sensitive crops will be launched on Monday 9…

An 18 Million Euro funding from the European Union (EU), is helping CORAF and partners take actions to ease the stress of climate change and hunger for millions of smallholder farmers in the Sahel, West, and Central Africa. Four hundred…

A new research and development intervention designed to contribute to building resilient communities in West and Central Africa is set to go operational soon. Funded by the European Union and administered by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the…

Data

ABEE: Facts & Figures (2021)

Documents

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

Dr. Fatou DIENG GUEYE

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Justin Kouame NAMA

Accountant

Partners

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