WE4F in West Africa: Supporting and scaling up sustainable innovations water and/or energy

efficiency to meet the food challenge.

Does your innovation contribute to producing more food and to the sustainable use of natural resources? Do you want to scale up your innovation?

Apply to the Water and Energy for Food call for innovation in West Africa and benefit from personalized support to help you achieve your growth objectives.

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Apply before Septembre 01, 2021 at 23H59 GMT

August 04, 2021
Launch of the call for innovations
September 01, 2021
Closing of the call for innovations
September 11, 2021
Pre-selection of innovations for the bootcamp
29 September 2021 - 01 October 2021
07 October 2021
Selection of innovations
08 November 2021
Signing of contracts and launch of the acceleration program


The increase in food needs correlated with climate change implies turning to a more sustainable food production system integrating the efficient use of resources such as water and energy.

The WE4F program in West Africa aims to support innovators in the following nine countries:


Burkina Faso

Côte d'Ivoire







The innovations sought will help boost food production and increase the income of small-scale farmers by contributing to water and energy savings and environmental protection.

The main objectives of the WE4F West Africa cluster are:

  • The large-scale dissemination of environmentally friendly and water and energy efficient innovations for the different stages of the agri-food value chain;
  • The strengthening of technical and commercial skills of entrepreneurs to allow an increase in their turnover;
  • Facilitating access to financing mechanisms for entrepreneurs;
  • Improving the effectiveness of public policies and the legibility of frameworks to promote innovations in the agri-food sector;
  • The exchange of experiences at different levels encouraging the sharing of lessons learned and success factors between entrepreneurs but also with other professionals;