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The Strategy and Policy Group (SPG) is composed of our Members who are responsible for governing and monitoring our work. They meet once a year to define SWAC’s work priorities, approve activity and financial reports as well as our Programme of Work and Budget. They also provide financial contributions for the implementation of our work programme and nominate our Honorary President. This position is currently held by Hadizatou Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. The SWAC Secretariat is in charge of implementing the work programme.




AUDA-NEPAD : African Union Development Agency


ROPPA: Network of Farmers' Organisations and Agricultural Producers of West Africa

World Bank

As Observers, the African Union and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, the Network of Farmers’ Organisations and Agricultural Producers of West Africa (ROPPA) and the World Bank are closely associated with SWAC activities. SWAC has a memorandum of understanding with the University of Florida (Sahel Research Group).


Eligible for membership are:

  • West African regional organisations
  • West African countries (ECOWAS members, Chad and Mauritania)
  • Development partner countries
  • International organisations

Members contribute with an agreed minimum financial contribution to the implementation of the Club's programme of work and participe in the SPG meetings.