November 21, 2013

Abidjan – The third High-Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All is taking place from November 21 to 23, 2013, in Abidjan, organized by the Pan-African Inter-governmental Agency Water and Sanitation for Africa in cooperation with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an official forum sponsor.  The theme of this year’s forum is to promote vibrant and effective cooperation to accelerate access to hygiene, sanitation and water for all in Africa.

October 31, 2013

Cotonou, Benin - After seven years, the USAID West African Cotton Improvement Program (WACIP) has successfully completed its activities to reduce poverty and hunger by helping increase both cotton farmers' incomes and the added value of cotton processed by artisans and ginners. The program, implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center, supported the cotton sectors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, commonly known as the C-4 countries, plus Senegal.

October 28, 2013

Accra, Ghana -The United States Agency for International Development, West Africa Office (USAID/ West Africa) has signed an agreement with the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) to extend support for regional agriculture-related initiatives. The agreement, signed by Mr. Alex Deprez, USAID/West Africa Mission Director, and Dr. Djime Adoum, CILSS Executive Secretary, provides for an additional 21.26 million U.S. dollars focusing on productivity and food security, development policies, cross-border product flows, and research.