INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN WESTAFRICA

NAME: PROF. ISAAC OREOLUWA AIYELAAGBE
AFFILIATION: DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE
COLLEGE: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND CROPM PRODUCTION
TITLE OF THE PROJECT: INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN WESTAFRICA
SPONSOR: EUROPEAN UNION
VALUE OF GRANT: 105,000 EUROS
YEAR OF COMMENCEMENT: MARCH 2013
DURATION: MARCH 2010 – MARCH 2013

ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Development of West African Network tor Organic Agriculture Research and Training (current membership includes, The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Université d’ Abomey –Calavi Benin Republic, Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology.

 

  1. Development of Curriculum for Postgraduate training in Organic Agriculture in West Africa with input from 25 scientists and farmers drawn from West Africa and the UK.
  1. Twenty seven participants from the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin Republic, and Nigeria trained to be trainers in Organic agriculture with input from Coventry University, UK and FiBL Switzerland.

 

  1. Twenty eight participants from Benin Republic, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Togo, IFOAM Germany, Coventry University UK agreed to adopt an organic standard for Certification in West Africa based on the participatory guarantee scheme.
  1. Project hosted three scientists and their students from Université d’ Abomey –Calavi Benin Republic, University of Cape Cost Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana (KNUST) on exchange visit.

 

  1. Three staff of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and their students spent three and eight weeks, respectively undertaking research at KNUST Ghana, University of Cape Coast Ghana, Njala University Sierra Leone.

 

  1. Collaborative Research initiated among member countries of WANOART.

 

  1. Establishment of the Organic Skills/ Demonstration Plot for capacity building.

 

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