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  • CORAF 15 November 2019

    WAAPP Enters Final Stretch

    One of West Africa’s largest agricultural projects in modern history is about to enter the final lap. Touted by initiators as a novelty and the first-of-its-kind in the history of the region, the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP) officially ends on December 31, 2019. But before that, countries will meet one more time to assess the progress made in the implementation of the ongoing phase, pay tribute to one of the program’s architects and determine how best to build on the infrastructure put in place by the WAAPP.

  • Cote d’Ivoire 13 September 2019

    Making FCFA 85 Million ($180,000) a Year Using WAAPP Technology

    An innovative agribusiness enterprise, Canaan Agriculture Sarl, registered in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital, had an annual turnover, of close to 85 million FCFA (USD$180.000) in 2018. Canaan Agriculture Sarl belongs to a 32-year-old Ivorian, Narcisse Aman, one of the nurserymen trained under the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP) in Cote d’Ivoire. Canaan Agriculture Sarl belongs to a 32-year-old Ivorian, Narcisse Aman, one of the nurserymen trained under the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP) in Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Burkina faso 13 June 2019

    Mango Exports on the Rise Again in Burkina Faso as a Result of Research

    Les producteurs de mangues du Burkina Faso ont repris le contrôle des attaques des mouches des fruits, ces petits insectes nuisibles qui ont déjà dévasté des vergers entiers de mangues dans la sous-région. Avec une surveillance et un contrôle amélioré des mouches des fruits, ce pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest a vu sa production de mangues passer de 90.000 tonnes en 2017, à 200.000 tonnes en 2018, selon l’interprofession de la filière mangue du Burkina Faso (APROMAB). En termes de progression, cela représente une augmentation de 115 %.

  • Burkina faso 12 June 2019

    Research Collaboration Stimulates Plantain Cultivation in Burkina Faso

    By 2014, farmers in Burkina Faso had little experience cultivating plantain. “Plantain cultivation in Burkina Faso was rare at the time,” says Paul Iboudou, a veteran research technician with the Western region of the Agricultural and Environmental Research Institute of Burkina Faso (INERA). Fueled by a new form of regional research collaboration facilitated by the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAAP), INERA imported three improved cultivars (PITA, FHIA, and Big Ebanga) from neighboring Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    Early Signs of Boon for Businesses as Seed Laws are Harmonized

    Enterprises in West Africa are now delivering seeds across borders quicker and in larger quantities as a regional rule allowing the free movement of people and vital goods sets in. Not only are businesses seeing an increase in profits as a result of expanding market opportunities, but the poor smallholder farmers are also able to access quality and certified seeds at the start of the planting season.

  • Nigeria 23 May 2019

    The Trending Nigerian Blue Collar Jobs in Aquaculture

    Innovative aquaculture practices brought about the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program are opening new employment opportunities for young Nigerians. Several years after communities were trained in fish farming, integrated aquaculture, and new ways of producing quality fingerlings, thousands of youths and families have either joined fish farming or expanded their farms and as a result, increasing their incomes and livelihoods.

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  • Promoting weaver ants in your orchard

  • Mass trapping of fruit flies

  • Collecting fallen fruit against fruit flies

  • Weaver ants against fruit flies

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

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  • 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

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  • Guinea Fowl Farming Hatches Jobs in Ghana

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  • THE PHILIPPINO DRUM-SEEDER IN MALI

  • THE MULTI-NUTRITIONAL BLOCKS TECHNOLOGY IN NIGER

  • THE DRIED FISH TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA

  • THE RICE VARIETY ROK10 IN SIERRA LEONE

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