WAIPRO West African Irrigation Project

Project Team
The interventions of the WAIPRO project will be implemented through a consortium of research, professional and implementation institutions under the support of the Comité Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse au Sahel (CILSS) and  the lead of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The project is funded by USAID.
Partner Institute
Research: water and irrigation management, farm, watershed and basin scale
Leading Agency for research
Hilmy Sally project Leader
Hervé Lévite project manager 
Knowledge and information diffusion on food security and use of natural resources.
Leading agency for project management
Clément Ouedraogo
Water Programme Coordinator



Association régionale pour l'irrigation et le drainage en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre 




Moussa Amadou Président  [email protected]

Mamounata Semde Secretaire technique [email protected]

   DADI and CNID-B  

INERA  Research 

Socio-economy,varieties, fertilizers 


Understand the needs and propose applied research for direct impact

Prof Dona Dakouo 

Dr Youssouf Dembele

Dr Julienne Gue

Matthieu Ouedraogo

Louis Yameogo


   DGGR and ANID    

 INRAN Research



Productivity analysis and test/introduce varieties for direct impact 

Dr Illiassou Mossi Maiga 


WASA West Africa Seed Alliance


Dr Adama Neya 


The project is also involving National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (INERA in Burkina Faso and INRAN in Niger), irrigation management institutions (DADI in Burkina Faso, DGGR and ONAHA in Niger), and professional irrigation associations (CNID B in Burkina and ANID in Niger). Finally regional organizations (ROPPA and ARID and ECOWAS water unit) will help in the dissemination phase.