Research-Development
Partnership for Poverty
Reduction in West Africa
PRONAF
(Cowpea for Africa Project)
O. Coulibaly
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Objectives and Strategies for
a Research and Development Partnership
High Productivity
Reduction
of losses
Reinforcement
Capacity/decision
Access to markets
(Input/Products)
Access to
Capital
Access to
Social Services
Food Security
(Quant, qual)
* REVENUES (Ag-Nag)
Environmental
Protection
POVERTY
REDUCTION
Productivity and Quality
of Products
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Development and marketing of des Varieties,
(Output, diseases, insects, drought, quality).
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Post harvesting Technologies
Seeding
multiplication
Field of a new variety of
Cowpea in Nigeria
Synthesis of activities carried out:
test results from FODESA villages
fig 9 : Performance moyenne des variétés de niébé de cycle précoce résistantes à la sécheresse et au
Striga/paysan à ségou en 2003
IT95K-1072-57
IT98K-818-35
IT96D-610
Locale
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rendement (kg/ha)
1200
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880
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680
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Boubou Traore
Bade Diao
Adama Keita
variétés
Mai Traore
Lassine Keita
Long term technical
solutions
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Develop an alternative to chemical pesticides /
Environmental health and protection
(Semi-mechanised, women’s work
Extracts of
Neem and
Papaya
Working mechanisms
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SNRA Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
(Regional Steering Committee) Pays
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National committee include IFAD development
projects
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Collaboration with NGOs, Organisations,
Farmers, Transformers, Suppliers, etc.
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Research Collaboration - Development of
networks with Universities
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Constraints: Delays in release of funds
Reinforcement of Optimal
decisional capacities
Farmers observing and
analysing the agro-ecosystems
of the Cowpea
A woman farmer presenting
results after a group analysis.
Session of the reinforcement of
Impact Analysis Capacities
(Food Security, Environment, Poverty Reduction)
IFAD Projects, SNRVA,Public-private, NGO. (Mali, 2002)
Mali (2), Benin (3), Guinea, Togo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon
FIDA… USAID, DANIDA.. AfDB
Contribution of the NIEBE Filière to Food security,
Environmental protection and poverty reduction
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Empower Partners
Develop and broadcast
Technologies
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Germoplasm
Post harvest fields
Durable systems
Information on Business
Markets
• Analyse/Decide Agricultural
policies
• Producers
• Suppliers (Private)
• Seed producers
• Development agents
• Researchers
• Public figures holding policy
making power
Facilitate Collaboration/Partnership with
ONGs, Private and Public sectors, Networks,
Universities, AATF
Partenariat RechercheDeveloppement
(Grant-Investissement)
FIDA
PRONAF
(IITA-SNRA)
IFAD Grant
Projects
Investments
IFAD (others)
Actors/Parteners
Productors (Women)
Organisations
Transformers
Vendors
Consumers
Politicians
Burkina Faso
Bénin
Mali
CES-AGF, PDRSO
PAMER, PDRSO,CESAGF
Typology, FFF,
Capacity
(Training Impact)
2002
PDRT
Training Impact
Evaluation-Filière studies
Impact assessment
on technologies
2004
Training Impact
IPM, Var.,
Evaluation de
Impact-Evaluation
2002
2004
2004
2005
PROMIC, PAGER
FODESA, PDR-MS,
PDZL
PDR-MS
PDZL
2003
2005
2005
Scientific collaboration with the Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support
Programme (B/C CRSP), the African Agricultural Technology Foundation
(AATF), NGIGA, universities (in Africa, Australia, Europe, the United States).
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studies on the perception and acceptance of genetically
modified cowpea varieties in West Africa
analysis of the production and distribution pipeline for
cowpea varieties (both genetically modified and nongenetically modified)
evaluation of the potential regional impact of
genetically modified cowpea in West Africa, and
strategic recommendations
undertaking of a policy dialogue to support new
institutional arrangements for sustaining technological
changes
Commercial losses due to aflatoxins
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US$670 million
(9 African Countries)
Peanut
Milk
Corn
Rural Economics Training Modules
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1. Analysis of the (technical-institutional) impact on poverty
2. Economics of the quality and hygiene of agricultural products
(standards)
3. Competitiveness of agriculture (international trade)
4. Economics of agricultural pipelines
5. Economics of biotechnology
6. Gender, equity and poverty
7. Participatory methods – partners
8. Public-private-NGO partnership
9. Economics of health – AIDS/malaria – agriculture
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