Smoking Fish Reduces Waste—and Improves Incomes

A Nigerian research center spent over a decade perfecting fish smoking technology for fish producers, improving their livelihoods and protecting their catch from post-harvest loss.

IPM Empowers Farmers Not to Produce More, but Produce Better Mangoes

CORAF’s Project to Support the Regional Plan for the Control of Fruit Flies in West Africa developed a comprehensive integrated pest management package, empowering mango growers to grow fruit desired by the rest of the world.

Climate Smart Agriculture Techniques Spread Beyond Senegal with New Regional Center

CERAAS earned Regional Center of Excellence recognition for its research on adapting dry cereals to drought conditions and its plans to expand into the rest of West and Central Africa.

Seeds Bring New Life during the Ebola Crisis

Responding to Ebola, this initiative distributed thousands of tons of seeds to the countries most affected by the crisis.

How to Meet Rice Demand more Adequately, Equitably, and Sustainably

SRI can reduce water requirements, increase land productivity, and buffer against the impacts of climate change while reducing reliance on artificial inputs, like pesticides and artificial fertilizer.

In West Africa, “Customers prefer the local guinea fowl”

Up to 80 percent of the agricultural GDP in developing countries comes from livestock. Farmers often raise indigenous breeds, managing herds both to maintain diversity and to support community livelihoods.

Baking Bread with Cassava Creates Resilience

Research organizations are working with local farmers and bakers to incorporate cassava flour into bread, with significant positive impacts for whole regions.

Changing Women’s Lives in Ivory Coast

In West Africa where the percentage of women in poverty is growing, new technologies and crop varieties developed by the region’s leading researchers bring new opportunities for women and youths in terms of food and livelihood security.

Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg to Visit West Africa

A meeting with officials of the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is central to Nierenberg’s visit.