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Why is it so difficult to develop sustainable tourism in West and East Africa?

Blog | Published on 01-09-2017

The Annual World Tourism Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda, at the end of last week, drawing a [...]


Dilemmas for West Africa’s agricultural and trade policies

Blog | Published on 26-03-2013

Praise has been won by West Africa for elaborating a regional agricultural policy, the ECOWAP, that [...]


Barriers to trade in agricultural goods: let’s focus on solutions, not on problems

Blog | Published on 22-02-2013

Jeske van Seters

Account of the Food Across Borders" conference in West AfricaWest Africa has far-reaching commitment [...]


The tipping point for African regional integration

Blog | Published on 13-03-2015

Regional integration in Africa is not just about politics, but economics. The President of the Afric [...]


Le secteur privé, un groupe hétéroclite aux intérêts divergents : Le cas de la filière riz au Sénégal et en Côte d’Ivoire

Blog | Published on 03-12-2015

Carmen Torres | Jeske van Seters

Avec l'avènement des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), le secteur privé est mis au cœur [...]


From one grain to another: The rise of rice in West Africa

Blog | Published on 22-07-2015

Carmen Torres

Last month I flew from Europe to green Abidjan via arid Ouagadougou for the Borderless Alliance annu [...]


The development politics of the Sahel

Blog | Published on 13-11-2015

Finding solutions to the complex security and development challenges facing the Sahel region is not [...]


Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS: Building bridges or rocking the boat?

Blog | Published on 19-02-2018

Bruce Byiers | Tasnim Abderrahim

Two months after its re-admission to the African Union, Morocco announced its bid to join the West A [...]


West Africa on the Move to Accelerate the Implementation of its Regional Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP)

Blog | Published on 25-07-2013

Jeske van Seters

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is undertaking efforts to accelerate the impl [...]


We Can Create Local Wealth and Jobs and Governments Should Support Family Farming More Effectively, Say West African Farmers

Blog | Published on 26-09-2013

Fabien Tondel | Jeske van Seters

The Vice-President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai, the Minister of Agriculture of Liberia, Florence Cheno [...]