West Africa Agricultural Transformation Program (WAATP)

The Government of Ghana, in collaboration with the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and the World Bank, is undertaking the West Africa Agricultural Transformation Program (WAATP) under the World Bank funding to take forward the unfinished business of the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP).

The overall objective of the WAATP is to strengthen regional agricultural innovations systems to facilitate mass adoption of climate-smart technologies by producers, enhance job creation for the youth and value chain actors’ access to regional markets for targeted agricultural products.

The West Africa Agricultural Transformation Program (WAATP) which is a five-year program beginning 2018, will be implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) through the WAAPP Project Coordinating Unit (PCU). The program has a nation-wide coverage, with the following five key components:

¬ Strengthening the new model of innovation delivery in West Africa

¬ Accelerating mass adoption of technologies and enhancing job creation in the agricultural sector

¬ Policies, markets,and institutional strengthening

¬ Contingent emergency response

¬ Project management, learning, monitoring, and evaluation

Project Duration: 2018-2022

Project Budget: tbu

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