TAAT: Facilitating Farmers to Increase Maize Yields to Ensure More Food And More Cash From Sale of Surplus
Maize is one of the most important staple crops in Africa on which an estimated 300 million people depend. However, several challenges severely undermine maize production, including drought, diseases and insect pests such as the Fall Army Worm (FAW).
Fortunately, many proven technologies such as climate smart maize technologies, pest and disease tolerant varieties among others, have been developed by researchers worldwide to address some of these challenges.
Facilitating their delivery to farmers, at scale, still presents a challenge as many African farmers need to be facilitated to access agricultural credit in order to eliminate their capital constraints. In view of this, the TAAT Maize Compact embarked on activities to facilitate access and use of Water Efficient and other climate smart maize varieties in 14 pilot countries across the Sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition, the Maize Compact partners with FAW Emergency Compact to address the Fall Armyworm menace and foster innovative linkages to facilitate credit and finance options for farmers.
TAAT Maize Compact
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