Role CRA

Activity leader within Task 1.2 “Scientific & Technical Coordination”, providing support related to the Sahel territory.
AGRHYMET contributes significantly to several tasks and activities across different WPs.


Organisation CRA

The Centre Régional AGRHYMET (AGRHYMET Regional Centre) was created in 1974. It is a specialized institution of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS).

CLISS is composed of thirteen member States countries (Burkina-Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and The Gambia). Actually, AGRHYMET is moving his expertise to the other countries of ECOWAS area (Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Nigeria). It is an interstate public institution with a legal status and financial autonomy. It has an international status and is based in Niamey, Niger.

The primary objectives of AGRHYMET are:
to contribute to achieving food security and increased agricultural production in the CILSS member States;
to improve natural resource management in the Sahel region by providing training and information to development stakeholders and partners in agro-ecology taken as a whole (agro-climatology, hydrology, crop protection, pastoralism…).

It is a regional institution specialized in the science and techniques applied to agricultural development, rural development and natural resource management.

Training and consolidating previous knowledge transfer;

Capacity building of member States;
Meteorological and hydrological assistance (training, equipment and financial support);
Production and dissemination of information to various decision makers (national authorities, cooperation partners, NGOs and farmers);
Dissemination of relevant information on crop and environment to national & regional level.


Staff CRA

Issa Garba (leader)
Amina Oumarou (participant)
Alio Agoumo (participant)
Binta Zalagou (participant)



This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 774652