Fact Sheets

Goal:

Expand the production and supply of quality certified seeds by increasing the capacity of the private sector and existing seed alliances and institutions in West Africa.

Life of Project:

2012-2017

Total USAID Funding:

9,000,000 USD

Geographic Scope:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal (main activities). Seed policy and regulations also cover Mauritania, Chad, Cape Verte, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.

WAFP’s Goal:

Increase regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers.

Life of Project:

2012-2017

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

Goal:

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

Life of Project:

10/2011-9/2014

Total USAID Funding:

2,970,000 USD

Geographic Focus:

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

CORAF/WECARD Objective:

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.”

Life:

1973 to Present

Average Annual Funding from USAID:

3,400,000 USD

Linked Institutions:

CILSS is the technical arm of both ECOWAS and UEMOA.

Goal:

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

Life of Program:

11/2011-10/2016

Total USAID Funding:

USD 61,655,800

Geographic Focus:

Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger

Implementing Partner:

International Relief and Development (IRD)

Goal:

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

Mandate:

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.

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Last updated: April 28, 2014