West African Farming Systems Research Network (WAFSRN)

Réseau d'étude des systèmes de production en Afrique de l'Ouest (RESPAO)

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1986-03 Dakar Senegal


Mar 1986, Dakar (Senegal), following initiatives 1982, Ibadan (Nigeria), at a workshop of E-XE4109 - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), when Officers and Steering Committee were elected. Administered through E-XE2407 - Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development (AU SAFGRAD). Currently inactive.


Promote and facilitate cooperation amongst national, international and external scientists, programmes and institutions working in West and Central Africa in the area of farming systems and other related areas of research; through this cooperation, enhance support for researchers and strengthen national programmes through information dissemination, training, exchange of methodological experiences, comparison of results and collaborative research.


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Steering Committee, consisting of Chairman, Coordinator, representatives of international research centres operating in the region, representatives of collaborative research groups under the umbrella of WAFSRN, and OUA/SAFGRAD representative. from SAFGRAD and the Coordinator (who heads the Secretariat). Permanent Secretariat, headed by Coordinator.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality Education



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