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West and Central Africa – Dry Regions

Overview

The Center’s African regional program began in 1992 in Arusha, northern Tanzania. Today WorldVeg has professional research and development staff working across Africa on important vegetable crops such as tomato, pepper, onion and cabbage, as well as a range of African traditional vegetables, and partners with more than 40 national institutions and many international organizations.

The Center operates three regional bases in Africa: in Mali for West and Central Africa – Dry Regions (established in 2014), in Benin for West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions (2017), and in Tanzania for Eastern and Southern Africa (1992). There is a liaison office in Cameroon to reach into sub-Saharan Africa with improved vegetable varieties and production technologies.

The vegetable sector in sub-Saharan Africa is severely underdeveloped and vegetable consumption is extremely low. In Africa’s diverse agroclimatic zones, there is enormous potential for smallholder farmers to produce numerous vegetable crops for domestic and international markets.

Vegetables are often the most important source of cash income for smallholder farmers, and indigenous vegetables provide an important source of nutrition, particularly for poor people. New varieties and improved management methods have been developed and extended through training programs for research and extension workers and smallholder farmers.

REGIONAL UPDATE

Hub tour

A team of WorldVeg staff fanned out across Mali to assess field conditions at several group training locations.

New home for WorldVeg Mali

On Friday, 2 March 2018, WorldVeg officially opened its new building for West and Central Africa - Dry Regions in Bamako, Mali. Director General Marco Wopereis was on hand to help Mali's Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Nango Dembele, cut the ribbon.  

Doing Things Differently in Djalé

The small village of Djalé, located in the Sikasso region of Mali, is the perfect example of a community determined to overcome malnutrition and poverty. 

Clusters and hubs link gardens, nutrition and health in Mali

A USAID Health Team led by Fatimata Ouattara, Project Manager Specialist at USAID Health in Bamako, recently visited the WorldVeg Sirakoroba Vegetable Technology Immersion Cluster (VTIC) in Sikasso, Mali, where WorldVeg is efficiently integrating agriculture, nutrition, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and health through the USAID/Mali Scaling project. --MORE--

Farmers conducted their own field trials and collected data.

World Vegetable Center
West and Central Africa – Dry Regions
Samako Research Station
BP 320 Bamako
Mali

T: +223 2070-9200
F: +223 2022-8683

All Africa email:
info-africa(at)worldveg.org

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STAFF

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Kabirou Ndiaye, Regional Director
kabirou.ndiaye(at)worldveg.org

Lassana Doumbia, Senior Finance and Administration Officer
lassana.doumbia(at)worldveg.org

Jean-Baptiste de la Salle Tignegre, Vegetable Breeder
jean-baptiste.tignegre(at)worldveg.org

Caroline Sobgui, Nutrition & WASH Specialist – USAID Mali Scaling Project
caroline.sobgui(at)worldveg.org

Keriba Coulibaly, Research Associate – Breeder
keriba.coulibaly(at)worldveg.org

Raki Diallo, Research Associate
raki.diallo(at)worldveg.org

Moussa Kanoute, Research Assistant – Breeding
moussa.kanoute(at)worldveg.org

Emily Gawum, Research Assistant
emily.gawum(at)worldveg.org

Cheick Amadou Marico, Farm Manager
amadou.marico(at)worldveg.org

Amara Moussa Sidibe, Administrative Assistant
amara.sidibe(at)worldveg.org

Yaya Togola, Field Assistant
yaya.togola(at)worldveg.org

Honafing Diarra, Research Assistant – Nutrition
honafing.diarra(at)worldveg.org

Gaoussou Diallo, Research Technician
gaoussou.diallo(at)worldveg.org

Siaka Traore, Research Technician
siaka.traore(at)worldveg.org

Safiatou Sanogo, Research Technician
safiatou.sanogo(at)worldveg.org

Angele Sinare Diakite, Bilingual Administrative Secretary
angele.diakite(at)worldveg.org

Saran Diane, Project Support Officer
saran.diane(at)worldveg.org

Alpha Diallo, Research Associate
alpha.diallo(at)worldveg.org

Alpha Sidy Traore, Research Associate
alphasidy.traore(at)worldveg.org

Sekou Sanogo, Research Associate
sekou.sanogo(at)worldveg.org

Bakary Traore, Driver
Amadou Doumbia, Driver
Boubacar Karakodio, Driver

Djedje Badjan Traore, Head Labourer

SIKASSO

Amadou Bamia, Nutrition Research Technician
amadou.bamia(at)worldveg.org

Awa Konate, Nutrition Research Technician
awa.konate(at)worldveg.org

Karim Berthe, Nutrition Research Technician
karim.berthe(at)worldveg.org

Mamadou Moussa Kone, Nutrition Research Technician
mamadou.kone(at)worldveg.org

Sory Ibrahima Diallo, Nutrition Research Technician
sory.diallo(at)worldveg.org

Issa Traore, Community Mobilization Officer
issa.traore(at)worldveg.org

MOPTI

Ba Germain Diarra, Research Assistant – Seed Multiplication
bagermain.diarra(at)worldveg.org

Omar Coulibaly, Project Research Technician
omar.coulibaly(at)worldveg.org

Amassagou Thomas Guindo, Project Research Technician
amassagou-thomas.guindo(at)worldveg.org

Nouhoun Guindo, Project Research Technician
nouhoun.guindo(at)worldveg.org

Emmanuel Dougnon, Project Research Technician
emmanuel.dougnon(at)worldveg.org

Djenebou Kaba Diakite, Project Research Technician
djenebou-kaba.diakite(at)worldveg.org

Safiatou Sanogo, Project Research Technician
safiatou.sanogo(at)worldveg.org

Boubacar Hassimi Maiga, Project Research Technician
Boubacar-hassimi.maiga(at)worldveg.org

Issaka Togo, Field Technician
issaka.togo(at)worldveg.org

Mamadou Togo, Field Technician
mamadou.togo(at)worldveg.org

Fatogoma Tanou, Field Technician
fatogoma.tanou(at)worldveg.org

Name
Position
Email address
Sheikh Hamid ToureProject Liaison Officerhamid.toure(at)worldveg.org
Roland KorkoyahSite Supervisorroland.korkoyah(at)worldveg.org
Masalyne KamaraAdministrative Assistantmasalyne.kamara(at)worldveg.org
Edward WinnieSite Supervisoredward.winnie(at)worldveg.org