Farmer research networks are key to building a more relevant and inclusive food systems.
In a recent panel, chefs from Western and Southern Africa discuss reclaiming Indigenous cuisine and strengthening local food networks.
Nigerian chefs Tunde Wey and Ozoz Sokoh are working to revive iru, an indigenous West African fermented seasoning.
How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.
Nigeria has recently focused on drawing teenagers to aquaculture, a challenge that CORAF has accepted through its WAAPP initiative.
Aquaculture in Nigeria has greatly benefited organizations like CORAF, which utilizes its WAAPP initiative to train people in rural fish farming.
Through CORAF and its WAAPP initiative, rural Nigerian women have the opportunity to work through aquaculture.
CORAF has partnered with a number of West African universities in order to further develop integrated fisheries and aquaculture educational programs.
Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.
For CORAF, training youth is not just a matter of preparing for the rising age of researchers or increasing unemployment, but a matter of enhancing the food system as a whole.