Fact Sheets

WAFP’s Goal:

Increase regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers.

Life of Project:


Total USAID Funding:

20,000,000 USD

Geographic Scope:

Regional policies and regulations with country level activities in Ghana, Senegal, Mali and Liberia

Implementing Partner:

International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Other Partners:

Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership,    ECOWAS


Support synergistic food-security related programming opportunities at the grassroots level.

Life of Project:


Total USAID Funding:

2,970,000 USD

Geographic Focus:

Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, Benin, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon.


Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.

Support from USAID/West Africa:

2002 to Present

USAID Funding 2009-2014

7,000,000 USD

Linked Programs:

CORAF implements the USAID West African Seed Program.

CILSS Mandate:

“To devote efforts towards the search for food security and combatting the effects of drought and desertification for a new ecological balance in the Sahel.”


1973 to Present

Average Annual Funding from USAID:

3,400,000 USD

Linked Institutions:

CILSS is the technical arm of both ECOWAS and UEMOA.


Reduce the risk of instability and increase resilience to violent extremism in the Sahel.

Life of Program:


Total USAID Funding:

USD 61,655,800

Geographic Focus:

Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger

Implementing Partner:

International Relief and Development (IRD)


Ensure continuous access to fortified cooking oil and wheat flour for at least 70% of the population of West Africa

Life of Project:

January 2011-June 2014

Total USAID/West Africa Funding:

2,100,000 USD

Geographic Scope:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Implementing Partner:

Helen Keller International


Design, develop, and deliver strategies that drive a competitive and sustainable shea industry worldwide, improving the livelihoods of rural African women and their communities.

Geographic Scope:

350 members from 25 countries

Key Funding Partners:

USAID West Africa Trade Hub; ICCO (Dutch church-based aid organization)Geographic Scope: 350 members from 25 countries

Established in September 2011, the Borderless Alliance (BA) represents a private sector-led coalition to increase trade in West Africa and foster change by exposing trade inefficiencies throughout the region.


Promote a globally competitive African cashew industry that benefits the value chain from farmer to consumer.

Geographic Scope:

The ACA has member organizations from all over the world, with the majority from Africa, especially Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique.


Last updated: April 28, 2014