Since 2008, development partners have been responsive in supporting the development of MAFFS policies and implementation. A number of projects are ongoing or in the pipeline, geared towards enabling farmers and stakeholders along commodity chains to realize their aspirations and potential.

The largest financers in the sector are the European Union (EU), World Bank (WB), African Development Bank (ADB), World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

They are joined by other partners including the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Irish Aid and the Italian Cooperation, Governments of China, Germany and Nigeria, as well as a range of NGOs including Action Contre le Faim, ACDI/ VOCA, Africare, BRAC, Care, Concern, COOPI, Catholic Relief Services, Christian Aid, Heifer International, OFID, Oxfam, World Vision as well as UN agencies, including FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNEP, WHO and WFP.

A number of sub-regional organizations are also supporting crucial inputs on food security issues and CAADP support. These include Mano River Union, ECOWAS, and Comite permanent inter Etat de lute contre la secheresse (CILSS).

Research is supported from CORAF, FARA, IITA and the Africa Rice Centre and now the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAP). There are many smaller organisations doing localized work as well. This institutional landscape is in it- self a management issue for MAFFS but provide financial and technical support where national capacity is weak.