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  • Nigeria 20 May 2019

    An Aquaculture Millionaire at 25

    When 25-year old Olubunmi Aderinsola Yahya arrived to do her bachelor’s degree in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management (DAFM) in the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, she had no idea; it might one day propel her to a millionaire. After all, for a long time, many university aspirants were shunning the department in part because of the disregard of the potential of aquaculture and fisheries management or because it was not one of the trending courses on campus.

  • CORAF 28 March 2019

    How to Produce More While Safeguarding Ecosystems?

    West and Central African governments face sizable challenges to not only grow enough food to feed its swelling population but to also do so in a way that prevents harm to the environment. With other regions of the world experiencing increase food production while conserving the ecosystem, experts in West Africa are starting to mull over trying farming models that tackle the adverse effects of climate change to smallholder farmers and natural resource degradation. This model of farming is called conservation agriculture. Not only does it maintain permanent soil cover it also ensures minimum soil disturbance.

  • CORAF 28 March 2019

    CORAF and FAO Team up to Tackle the Challenges of the Sahel

    Two of West Africa’s agriculture research and development partners are examining the possibilities of strengthening their collaboration to tackle some of the Sahel’s most intractable challenges. Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, on Friday, March 8, 2019, senior officials of Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and those of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development, concluded that the challenges of land degradation, droughts, and migration are solvable from a research and innovation perspective.

  • CORAF 28 March 2019

    Women Lead the Way in Technology Adoption

    As the international community celebrates women, data from Africa’s largest sub-regional research organization shows an impressive adoption rate of technologies by women. Out of about nine million direct beneficiaries of the Agricultural Productivity Program in West Africa (WAAPP), close to 4.5 million were women, representing about 49 percent. Overall, the WAAPP benefitted about 56 million people indirectly and trained a new generation of agricultural scientists. Three of every ten researchers trained by thirteen West African countries involved in the WAAPP in the past ten years were women.

  • theme1, Cote d’Ivoire 28 March 2019

    Brighter Days Ahead for Plant Nutrition Research in West Africa

    A ceremony to launch the West African regional program office of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) held in Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, recently in the presence of several government actors and scientific partners including CORAF.

  • Niger 16 November 2018

    Niger : Innovations double milk production in Toukounous

    Milk production in the Toukounous dairy farm in Niger has more than doubled as a result of innovations provided by the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP). “Milk yield per cow has doubled since the start of the WAAPP project,” Prof. Moumouni Issa of both the Faculties of Science and Agronomy of the Abdou Moumouni University located in Niger’s capital, Niamey said.

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  • Mass trapping of fruit flies

  • Collecting fallen fruit against fruit flies

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  • WARI MAGAZINE- WAAPP is fueling rural development by supporting Private Sector in Cote d'Ivoire

  • Reviving agriculture in Guinea after Ebola

  • Reviving agriculture in Sierra Leone after Ebola

  • Reviving agriculture in Liberia after Ebola

  • WAAPP an innovative funding mecanism

  • Senegal's Farmers Reap Rewards of Climate-Smart Agriculture

  • Can West Africa Grow Enough Food to Feed Itself? Innovating African Agriculture

  • Guinea Fowl Farming Hatches Jobs in Ghana

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