Duration: 15/Oct/2007 - 31/Dec/2011
Locations: Asia / West and Central Africa
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA
The WASA project supports critical agricultural and trade measures aimed at increasing the production and marketing of food staples along key trade and transport corridors. The program will greatly expand the WASA presence into Benin/Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, as well as bring WASA activities to Senegal. Building on the substantial presence established by WASA, staff from ICRISAT, CNFA, and ISU will modernize the agricultural input and output distribution systems, facilitating smallholder producer access to improved seed varieties, complementary inputs, production technologies and strengthened links to cash markets. This, combined with support to actors up and down the value chain, will increase smallholder productivity and market access, thereby improving food security in West Africa as well as expanding income opportunities for rural producers.