The virtual event jointly organized by CORAF, the EU, and IFAD also seeks to improve the key research and development institutions’ capacities in West and Central Africa. Funded by the European Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ex-Pillar4 (CAADP-XP4) will help CORAF and partners leverage science, technologies, and innovations to advance food productivity targets. It may recall that ambitious food production targets were agreed upon by African and global leaders in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),» said Dr. Abdou Tenkouano, Executive Director of CORAF.
This project is designed to deploy science and innovation to achieve an inclusive, sustainable, and climate relevant transformation of agriculture and related food systems in West and Central Africa.” CAADP-XP4 is not only implemented in West and Central Africa. The projects involve several other national and regional research institutions across Africa. The consortium of implementing actors also include the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA, the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services – AFAAS, the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development Eastern and Southern Africa (CCARDESA).