West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme is a sub-regional initiative launched by ECOWAS with the financial support of the World Bank, Spain, Denmark and Japan to increase agricultural productivity through regional integration. Specifically, the programme supports for the generation and dissemination of technologies as well as production innovations of agricultural priority sectors of recipient countries. In Liberia, the WAAPP aims to enhance food security, reduce importation of rice and increase incomes of smallholder rice producers, and to generate and accelerate the adoption of improved technologies in priority crops of Liberia including rice. The project will be concentrated in eight counties: Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Maryland, River Gee, Gbarpolu, Margibi, Bong and Bomi.

Objectif global

To establish enabling condition for regional cooperation and market integration

To establish National Centre of Specialization

To fund demand driven technology generation and dissemination and adoption

Objectifs spécifiques

To improve the productivity of rice and cassava along their respective value chains to enhance Liberia’s self-sufficiency and regional competitiveness

Résultats attendus

Allowed free flow of agricultural products across ECOWAS countries

National Centre of Specialization that will promote Liberia staple food created

Improved technologies ensured for farmers across the country

Database for agricultural information created


  • Bénin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Gambie
  • Ghana
  • Guinée
  • Libéria
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigéria
  • Sénégal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo


  • Agriculture & chaînes de valeurs
  • Gouvernance


  • Agriculteurs vulnérables
  • Institutions

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables