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West Africa - Agriculture Productivity Program Project : additional financing : West Africa - Agriculture Productivity Program Project (English)

The objective of the Agriculture Productivity Program Project for West Africa is to generate and accelerate adoption of improved technologies in the participating countries’ top agricultural commodity priority areas that are aligned with the sub-region’s top agricultural commodity priorities as outlined in the ECOWAP. The proposed AF will be used to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and each of the recipient countries, not only to consolidate and scale-up the achievements obtained so far under the original project, but also to focus on new priority areas including youth and women employment, private sector participation, climate change, nutrition, and citizens’ engagement. The project will thus finance activities that would continue to strengthen and expand the use of the tools developed by the parent project, which are mainly aimed at strengthening the regional integration dimension of the project and speeding up the adoption of improved technologies and innovations. These activities will include: (i) strengthening the National Centers of Specialization into Regional Centers of Excellence; (ii) consolidation and expansion of the regional exchange of agricultural technologies and innovations through the regional technology market for scaled-up dissemination and adoption; (iii) modernization of the agricultural extension services and technology transfer systems, including expanded use of innovative approaches, being piloted under the project in some countries, Innovation Platforms (IPs), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-based instruments such as E-extension and E-voucher; and (iv) strengthening of both the national seed production and distribution systems and the regional seed market to ensure the availability and use of certified quality seeds.


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    West Africa - Agriculture Productivity Program Project

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    economic and financial analysis;participating country;Environmental and Social Safeguard;African Agricultural Productivity;Agricultural Research and Extension;Technology Generation and Dissemination;Agricultural Research and Development;Food and Nutrition Security;Financial and Technical Partners;land use change;impact of climate change;investment in agricultural research;social and environmental;exchange of technology;



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West Africa - Agriculture Productivity Program Project : additional financing : West Africa - Agriculture Productivity Program Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.