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  • Niger 13 November 2018

    8 Nigerien Ministers Show up To Support WAAPP

    In an extraordinary show of endorsement of agricultural research and the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP), eight government ministers showed up Monday, November 12, 2018, for the opening ceremony of the annual gathering of WAAPP actors.

  • Nigeria 05 November 2018

    Smoking Fish Reduces Waste—and Improves Incomes

    A fish smoking kiln from the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) is helping transform the lives of West Africans who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. Comprised of a smoking chamber, a fan to distribute heat, a thermometer to control temperature, and a chimney to filter air, NIOMR’s fish smoking kiln reduces cooking and smoking time from four days to just four hours. The fish smoking kiln eliminates many challenges West African fisheries typically encounter with traditional smoking methods—including lack of control over the drying process, exposure to dirt and dust, insect infestation, exposure to contaminants, and low capacity.

  • Senegal 02 November 2018

    Fully equipped, the Regional Center on Dry Cereals Assumes ItS Catalytic Role

    If there was one wish by actors of the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP) at the inception of the centers of excellence, it was to see them begin the process of creating the required collaboration and partnerships to catalyze the critical innovations and technologies to address the region’s priority crops. After many years of substantial investments in both operations and infrastructure, the Dry Cereal Center of Excellence based in Senegal is now fully equipped thanks to WAAPP Senegal and driving the vital research work on millet, maize, sorghum and other cereals.

  • Senegal 02 November 2018

    WAAPP Sows Seeds of Resilience in Senegal

    The geographical location of Senegal along the Sahelian belt of Africa means its agriculture is already facing the brunt of climate change. Experts argue that if urgent measures are not taken, small-scale farmers are likely to suffer the most. Peanut ranks among Senegal’s top five largest export commodities with millions of small-scale farmers involved.

  • Senegal 02 November 2018

    “Senegalese Farmers Now Buying Less Rice”

    Yields barely lasted three months for rice-producing households of Ngoungoul, a village located about 250 Kilometers to the South of the capital, Dakar. The conventional rice cultivation methods did not only require more water, seeds, and fertilizers, the harvest often fell short of expectation. In Senegal as in most part of West Africa, rice is a major staple. Meaning, when yields are low, households have to resort mostly to imported rice to make up for the deficit.

  • Senegal 22 October 2018

    Regional Cooperation Strengthens Senegal Cassava Sector

    Cassava may not be the number one crop in Senegal. Compared to maize, millet, sorghum, peanut, or mangoes, it is right down the pecking order. The country’s annual cassava production has tended to fluctuate between 600.000-650.000 thousand metric tons in recent years.

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  • Integrated approach against fruit flies

  • Promoting weaver ants in your orchard

  • 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

  • FISH FEED IN NIGERIA

  • 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

  • USING COMPOSITE FLOUR IN PASTRY - BENIN

  • USING COMPOSITE FLOUR IN BAKERY

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