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CSOGI Partnerships

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CSOGI has a signed MoU with CORAF (Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et

le Développment Agricoles West and Central African Agricultural Development) operates in

23 countries in west and central Africa. The integrated partnership is manifesting itself on 

multiple levels including CSOGI being invited by CORAF to be on the organising committee 

of the Symposium of Scientific Research being hosted by CORAF in Benin in July this year. CSOGI will be co-presenting with CORAF at the symposium.

On request from CORAF, we have submitted a proposal the NEYAT which is the youth structure of CORAF operating in 11 countries, and expanding to other CORAF countries. IN addition, we have led a consortium wide developing a concept note on the restoration of degraded lands using nature-based solutions with plans to submit the concept note to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Green Growth Initiative. We are also in conversation about supporting the World Bank Funded “Food Systems Resilience Programme”, a nine-country ten-year programme led by CORAF. 

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Alliance Bioversity CIAT

Alliance Bioversity CIAT is a global organisation in 24 countries in Africa, in the America and in Asia. We have a signed MoU with the Alliance and are currently developing trial protocol for testing the efficacy of microbial concentrates on banana crops in Benin. CSOGI invited the Alliance to be part of the Consortium to Restore Degraded Land using Nature based solutions.

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The merger of International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (also later known as World Agrofestry), this gargantuan organisation operates in 60 countries across the globe with a staff of over 700. CSOGI is already in the signing stage of the partnership MoU. CSOGI invited CIFOR-ICRAF to be part of the consortium restoring degraded land. Operating in the consortium through ICRAF staff, CIFOR-ICRAF is part of the consortium designing a multi-phase pilot and implementation of restoration of degraded lands scaling proven technologies as well as piloting innovations, ICRAF will be the lead scientific partner in East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) and in Southern Africa (Zambia)


AICCRA (Accelerating Impacts for CGIAR Climate Research in Africa) is a $60M World Bank funded project being implemented in six countries (Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia). While the project is currently in year two of three years, it is anticipated that the project will be extended for an additional three to five years. We have already submitted an MoU and once signed, will finalise use of microbial concentrates on demonstration stations and other implementation actions

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The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub regional not-for-profit association. Established in 1994, it now has 14 member States in East and Central Africa represented by their National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs). This includes Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. South Sudan, the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Central African Republic 

We invited ASARECA to join the continental consortium to driving Restoration of Degraded Lands and will be working closely together in Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo. We are close to signing an MoU with ASARECA, the first step towards working together in the consortium. 


The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) was founded by SADC member states to harmonise the implementation of agricultural research and development (R&D).Currently, the membership stands at 14 countries. CCRDESA will be working closely with CSOGI and ICRAF in Zambia on the first Soil restoration Initiative.

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