Subregional Office


The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa works in partnership with Member States, sub-regional economic communities and economic actors in formulating, implementing and monitoring policies and programmes for improved performance of the agri-food system.

Policy assistance in the region is guided by the Regional Agricultural Policy for West Africa (ECOWAP) and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which provides the primary planning framework for FAO’s work with Member States and sub-regional partners such as ECOWAS.

The Sub-regional Office plays a facilitative role in coordinating FAO policy activities with Country offices led by country programme priorities.

Enhancing policy dialogue and learning between development partners at all stages of the policy processes is an important part of SFWs work in addition to capacity building of public institutions involved in policy design and implementation.