Disease free crops for food and income security for all in Africa.


“Do not accept the status quo, Make WAVEs to change Africa”


At the forefront of our philosophy is a focus on Community. Our culture of teamwork allows us to collaborate inside and outside of WAVE to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to one another and most importantly, to Africa’s smallholder farmers’ livelihood.


We are Africa’s leaders in agricultural scientific research and are deeply committed to delivering results. Our knowledge, expertise, and proactive approach yield a powerful combination that continuously sets us apart in our objective to shape a better future for our smallholder farmers.


We believe that achieving food security demands new responses. We boldly champion new, innovative and breakthrough ideas that have the potential to change the lives of African smallholder farmers.


We believe in full and inclusive participation and that every person, man or women has the right and responsibility to contribute their talents, skills and resources to the work we do. This is why WAVE effectively addresses the gender disparity in scientific research in Africa.


An innovative approach fostering partnerships between West and Central Africa’s Universities and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) for a coordinated control and management of transboundary plant pathogens.