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2009

Soutien au Conseil ouest et centre africain pour la recherche et le développement agricoles (CORAF/WECARD)

Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale

Titre : Soutien au Conseil ouest et centre africain pour la recherche et le développement agricoles (CORAF/WECARD)

Pays : Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale

Zone géographique : 21 member states : Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Durée : 2009-2014

Descriptif
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) was created in 1987 to “improve the efficiency and effectiveness of small-scale producers and to promote the agribusiness sector.” It has 21 member states in West and Central Africa : eight in the Sahel, eight in coastal countries and five in Central Africa. It focuses on developing new technologies and innovations to benefit farmers in the region and on collecting and dispensing agricultural data. It also strengthens and coordinates the existing regional agricultural systems, as well as giving policy options to its member states that can encourage agricultural growth. CORAF/WECARD is one of the main implementers of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) goal of 6 percent agricultural growth in its signatory African states [including all states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)] by 2015. CORAF/WECARD works to meet this CAADP goal and strengthen its “Fourth Pillar” of agricultural research through engaging small-scale farmers at the center of their research in West and Central Africa.

Financement : 7,000,000 USD

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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