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WAPP LOGO Master Copy (2)The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) is a two-phase, ten-year, horizontal and vertical Adaptable Program Lending (APL) to support the implementation of ECOWAP through the implementation of CAADP’s fourth pillar. The program contributes to two principal objectives of the Bank: (i) make agriculture more productive and sustainable to increase economic growth, improve food security, and reduce poverty; and (ii) support regional integration. WAAPP-1C (approved on March 24, 2011) is the third series of the first phase, and includes Benin, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Niger. read more>>

Project Development Objectives (PDO)
The development objective of the first phase of WAAPP is ‘to generate and accelerate the adoption of improved technologies in the participating countries’ top agricultural commodity priority areas, and to provide farmers with the technologies to increase productivity and improve the competitiveness of the dominant crops in each beneficiary country’.
The specific objectives of WAAPP
  • To promote sustainable and durable productivity ,competitiveness and growth of the African agricultural sector by facilitating access to improved technology and best-bet practice to agricultural producers and agribusiness men.
  • To improve the living conditions of consumers, especially those affected by extreme poverty through the provision of agricultural products at competitive and affordable prices.
Main results expected from WAAPP
  • At least three (3) improved technologies in the priority sectors have been developed by the participating countries at the end of the first phase of the project
  • The gain in productivity ,with at least one of the improved technologies , is of 15%or more in each participatory country
  • Three (3) National Centers of Specialization (NCOS) in priority sectors at the national and regional level, have been implemented by participating countries within their National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS)
  • At least 85% of the Research and Development (R&D) sub-projects, at the national and regional level, have been implemented successfully and assessed by a panel of independent experts.
Number of beneficiaries 200,000
Released technologies by NCOS 5
Area covered by improved technology 150,000
Number of beneficiaries adopting technology 120,000