February 4

WEST AFRICA: Germany Will Finance Agro-Ecology to the Tune of €16 million

The West African hub of the Organic Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Africa was inaugurated on 28 January 2020 in Thiès, Senegal. On that occasion, the German international development cooperation agency (GIZ) announced a €16 million grant for the promotion of sustainable agriculture techniques in West Africa over the next five years.

The project for Organic Agriculture Knowledge Centres in Africa is now fully developed. The West African hub was launched on January 28, 2020 in Thiès, a city located 70 kilometres from Dakar, the Senegalese capital. It will receive a five-year grant from Germany. A subsidy agreement for a total amount of 16 million euros, or 10 billion CFA francs, will be signed in the next few days with the German international development cooperation agency (GIZ), as the head of the cluster, Dorith Fombirem, announced.

Source: Afrik 21 (link opens in a new window)