16.06.2017

We cover several value chains of importance to farmers in West Africa, starting with rice, maize, soya, groundnut, cassava, shea nut, cashew nut, palm oil and poultry.

Content: quality counts

It is crucial that the scientific and technical content of agricultural training courses be vetted for its accuracy and its appropriateness to agro-ecological zones, climates and agronomic situations. Also, it must have been tested for and adapted to farmers’ needs, constraints and preferences. Lastly, training courses must also comply with and reinforce national recommendations and complement the country’s extension services’ message.

In order to ensure high quality scientific and technical content that is appropriate to the reality of farming in-country, we work with agricultural experts from the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) as well as scientists from international institutions. We have found in particular that recently retired NARS scientists are available, are willing to use their vast knowledge and experience of agriculture, and constitute an ideal pool of experts on which to call for sourcing appropriate material, advising on course content and reviewing course material from a scientific and technical standpoint but also in terms of appropriateness.

Easy to use

The high quality material is then packaged in an attractive, simple and logical format in order to make it easy to use by our intended audience.