Call for applications: ECOWAS regional strategy on employability in the agriculture and food sector in Senegal

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Application Deadline: October 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

In Senegal, the Regional Center of Excellence (CRE) on dry cereals and associated crops is made up of several research and teaching institutions to take into account the needs of the value chain. This is the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) which coordinates it through the Regional Study Center for the Improvement of Adaptation to Drought (CERAAS), the Institute of Food Technology ( ITA) and the National School of Agriculture (ENSA). Within ISRA, two centers are an integral part of the CRE; These are the Office of Macro-Economic Analysis (BAME) and the National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA) in Bambey. Due to its institutional composition, the CRE brings together research and teaching skills in diverse fields including plant improvement; soil sciences, agri-food processing, breeding and animal feed, etc. Furthermore, the CRE relies on other ISRA laboratories such as the In Vitro Culture Research Unit (URCI) to broaden its field of activity to the in vitro vegetative multiplication of plants.


The objective of this call for applications is to strengthen the capacities of 100 young professionals and/or project leaders in the agricultural and agri-food development sector on 4 themes. The training will take place over at least one week (5 working days) and will combine theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Themes and structures responsible for training

Theme 1. Training in zootechnics and animal nutrition

Theme 2. Production of plants in vitro
Theme 3. Biological soil fertilization and biofertilizer production techniques
Theme 4. Bread making using local cereals

Expected results

The capacities of 25 young professionals and/or project leaders, 30% of whom are women, are strengthened for each theme.

Training beneficiaries and eligibility criteria

The beneficiaries of this training are young people (students, professionals and/or project leaders) aged under 35. Candidates with activities or a professional project related to the chosen theme will be favored in order to promote self-employment.

Candidate selection process

A selection jury composed of members of the CRE will be responsible for evaluating the application files to select the most relevant ones.

Application file and submission

The application file will consist of:

  • a handwritten request specifying the chosen theme;
  • a cover letter ;
  • a national identity document;
  • a resume ;
  • a copy of the latest diploma and/or proof of professional activity (card, certificate, etc.).

The complete file in pdf format must be sent to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] with the subject “ECOWAS Training 2023_Choose theme  ”.

The deadline for submitting application files is October 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

NB : Only selected candidates will be contacted.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ECOWAS regional strategy on employability in the agriculture and food sector

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