CIRAWA is working with small-holder farmers in West Africa to improve food nutrition, local livelihoods, and ecosystem health.

Bringing together 14 partners from 9 countries, CIRAWA is developing new agroecological-based practices that build on existing local and scientific knowledge to help create more resilient food supply chains in 8 regions across Cape Verde, Ghana, Senegal, and The Gambia.

CIRAWA aims to demonstrate how working with nature can enhance ecosystem health and biodiversity, while improving local livelihoods and climate resilience using four key agroecological approaches.

CIRAWA explores four innovative agroecological approaches

Agro-waste valorisation

Phytoremediation

Quality seeds

Land management practices

Agro-waste valorisation

Phytoremediation

Quality seeds

Land management practices

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Agroecology in Cape Verde

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Ghana Farmers Take Part in Training on Agroforestry Techniques

Field technicians and farmers from Ghana took part in a 4-day long training course on Agroforestry techniques and practices that started on 7 May 2024. The training took place as part of the CIRAWA Project – Agroecological Strategies for Resilient Agriculture in West Africa and followed two other events in Ghana: Grow Green on 18 April and Waste to Wealth on 19 April.

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Installation d' une unité de méthanisation à Sakh, Sénégal

La Méthanisation Agricole au Sénégal : Une Solution Durable Pour la Fertilisation des Sols

À Sakh, une localité de la ville de Tivaouane au Sénégal, le projet CIRAWA a joué un rôle essentiel dans l’installation d’une unité de méthanisation. Cette initiative permet la transformation des déchets agricoles en biofertilisants et en biogaz, offrant ainsi une solution innovante et durable pour la gestion de ces résidus organiques.

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Installation d' une unité de méthanisation à Sakh, Sénégal

Agricultural Methanisation in Senegal: A Sustainable Solution for Soil Fertilisation

In Sakh, a locality in the city of Tivaouane, Senegal, the CIRAWA project has been instrumental in the installation of a methanisation unit. This initiative enables agricultural waste to be transformed into biofertilisers and biogas, providing an innovative and sustainable solution for the management of organic residues. 

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CIRAWA project coordinator pays working visit to Maio island, Cape Verde

Representatives of the CARTIF Technology Centre (Spain), the coordinating body of the CIRAWA Project, paid a working visit to the island of Maio on 4-5 March. This was an opportunity for the CARTIF representatives to get to know the local reality and the work being carried out on the island. Meetings were held with representatives […]

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Santo Antão Farmers Take Part in Training on Agroecology and Agricultural Techniques

Agricultural technicians and farmers from the Cape Verde island of Santo Antão took part in a week-long training course on Agroecology and Agricultural Techniques that started on 24 February 2024. The training took place as part of the CIRAWA Project – Agroecological Strategies for Resilient Agriculture in West Africa. It was carried out by ICRAF/Mali […]

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Santo Antao Cape Verde

CIRAWA Project strengthens knowledge sharing as consortium meeting arrives in Cape Verde

CIRAWA Project Plenary Arrives in West Africa on Path Towards More Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Resilience

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Unlocking Agroecological Potential in West Africa: CIRAWA Workshop Presents Baseline Data Analyses Conclusions

The CIRAWA project marked a milestone as it concluded its Baseline Data Analyses Workshop held from the 7th to the 12th of August 2023 in Accra, Ghana.

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CIRAWA Half-Yearbook: Listening to People on the Ground

The CIRAWA team has been working hard during the first months of the project to demonstrate how operating with nature can enhance ecosystem health and biodiversity, while improving local livelihoods and climate resilience.

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7th European Agroforestry Conference

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6th World Congress on Agroforestry

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CIRAWA puts people and ecosystems at the centre to help create more resilient food systems in 8 regions in Cape Verde, Ghana, Senegal, and The Gambia.

Cape Verde

Ghana

Senegal

The Gambia