The Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles / West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) represents a large region in West and Central African united in a common goal: to reduce poverty and increase food security by 2015. By strengthening the agricultural research base in the sub-regions, CORAF aims to boost economic growth through improvements in agricultural productivity, sustainability and the promotion of the agribusiness sector.

Its research agenda includes food and farming systems, natural resource management, markets and trade, and biotechnology; their focus group includes small-scale producers and end-users. CORAF is a member of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa. Visit CORAF website.


Countries in CORAF: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.