WAAPP Country Update
Nigeria 29 November 2016
The International Potato Centre (CIP) has indicated its readiness to partner with the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) in “Food Baskets Project”.The Regional Director of the Centre, Adiel Nkongu Mbabu disclosed this while on a courtesy call on the Project Coordination Office in Abuja. According to Adiel Mbabu, he is leading a team to WAAPP office to familiarise with the activities of the Project and to seek possible areas of collaboration especially in WAAPP- Nigeria priorities commodities, while indicating the Centres readiness to work with WAAPP- Nigeria in developing nutritious food, through their Food Basket Project.
Nigeria 28 November 2016
The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), a World Bank sponsored programme under the auspices of ECOWAS and coordinated at regional level by CORAF/WECARD has so far mobilized $400 million to help grow agriculture in Nigeria with plans to commit another $200 million to the nation’s livestock development.
Burkina faso 28 October 2016
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF / WECARD) sponsored the International Symposium on the Science and Technology organized by the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research ((CNRST) of Burkina Faso from 24 to 28 October 2016. Themed “Putting into use research outputs on key sectors: livestock, meat, corn, mango, millet, cowpeas, onions, rice, sorghum, tomatoes, local poultry” this forum is part of the implementation of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP/PPAAO).
Cote d'Ivoire 28 October 2016
Women and youths from all backgrounds attended the celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organized by the World Bank office in Abidjan. This ceremony was marked by testimonies of WAAPP recipients, representative of the female condition in Côte d’Ivoire. These messages of hope highlighted how WAAPP has contributed to lift them out of poverty.Women and youths from all backgrounds attended the celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organized by the World Bank office in Abidjan. This ceremony was marked by testimonies of WAAPP recipients, representative of the female condition in Côte d’Ivoire. These messages of hope highlighted how WAAPP has contributed to lift them out of poverty.
Nigeria 08 October 2016
The Acting National Programme Coordinator, WAAPP-NIGERIA, James Ocheme Apochi, has expressed joy on the progress that NAERLS institute has made describing it as a huge success story for WAAPP-NIGERIA, because the objectives of WAAPP is to generates and disseminate agricultural technologies for adoption that would lead to increased agricultural Productivity in Nigeria.
Senegal 04 October 2016
The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) organized a training workshop on seed production techniques for female operators from Kaolack, Thies, Diourbel, Saint Louis and Ziguinchor. The session that brought together some twenty people aimed at building their capacity in the production of certified seed, particularly for cereal crops. Rice, maize and cowpea were the three crops used for the practical case studies for this training.