Banana Research Network for West and Central Africa

Innovate Plantain is an innovation platform on plantain that replaces the regional R4D network for West and Central Africa known as MUSACO. The platform is being developed and will be managed by WECARD/CORAF and CARBAP, with technical backstopping from Bioversity International, IITA, CIRAD and FAO.
Innovate Plantain seeks to include all CORAF member countries interested and to involve all range of actors at national level: research, extension, traders, processors, farmers’ organizations, etc. To date, six countries joined the network. Its current Steering Committee is composed of two country representatives and a regional institutional member.