Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development


The successful delivery of the critical development objectives assigned to PAIRED and CORAF depends on building on strategic partnership and collaborations with existing networks, initiatives, and other actors in seed and innovative technologies ecosystem in West Africa.


Through the Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS), progress has been made in the availability of affordable fertilizers to smallholder farmers in West Africa. CORAF and PAIRED will continue to strengthen this partnership. This involves hosting staff from the International Fertilizer Development Center at CORAF Headquarters in Dakar, Senegal to further enhance this collaboration for greater impact.


What this means is that CORAF will further seek to enhance its working relationship with other critical players in the seed industry. This includes seed trade associations, the specialized research centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, new initiatives such as the Technology for the Transformation of Africa (TAAT), CORAF centers of excellence, NGOs, and agricultural extension services. Quality control and certification agencies, international and national seed companies and entrepreneurs, fertilizer companies, farmer groups and associations, Universities, regional economic communities, technical and financial partners will constitute CORAF core group of partners.

Success Stories

West Africa Seed Program