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OUR PURPOSE

Ensure sustainable food security in Africa through a harmonized and coordinated control of root and tuber crops viral diseases in West and Central Africa.

OUR VALUES

COMMUNITY

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

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.

INNOVATION

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.

PROMOTION

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.

OUR APPROACH

An innovative approach fostering partnerships between West and Central Africa’s National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) for a coordinated response to root and tuber crops viral diseases.