West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD)

Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF)

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URL: http://www.coraf.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coraf.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CORAFNews
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CORAFWECARD
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125925112@N05/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/coraf-west-and-central-africa-for-agricultural-research-and-development/

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Officially created 15 Mar 1995.

Current statutes adopted 19 May 2005, Dakar (Senegal).


Promote cooperation, consultation and information exchange between member institutions on one hand and partners on the other; define joint sub-regional and regional research objectives and priorities; serve as a consultative body for research carried out by regional and international organizations operating at the sub-regional level; develop joint research programmes in order to strengthen complementary activities of the Council and its partners; harmonize the activities of existing research networks and facilitate the creation of new regional networks or other operational research units with a regional character.


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General Assembly (annual). Governing Council of 9 members, comprising 6 representatives of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) and 3 representatives from agricultural research partners recognized by CORAF/WECARD, including 1 representative each of NGOs, the private sector and professional agricultural organizations. Scientific and Technical Committee of 8 experts, consisting of 6 representatives of NARS, 1 representative of advanced research institutions and 1 representative of regional and international organizations. Includes: K-XK2184 - Centre d'étude régional pour l'amélioration de l'adaptation à la sécheresse (CERAAS), Senegal.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality Education



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