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Sustainable cassava seed system is crucial to fighting hunger in Africa – Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has underlined the importance of building a sustainable cassava seed system in Africa as a bulwark against the food crisis occasioned by the war in Ukraine. Speaking on Wednesday at a breakfast meeting held on the sidelines of the 2022 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali, Chief Obasanjo […]

TAAT engages Rwanda on the production of high-quality livestock feed from cassava peels

The availability of affordable, good quality and quantity of feed for livestock and fish, produced with a minimal negative footprint on the food chain and the environment, remains a critical factor in livestock production. With feed constituting nearly 70% of the cost of livestock production, efficient feeding systems stimulate high productivity and food security, leading […]

African Development Bank approves phase II of TAAT programme

The African Development Bank has approved the commencement of phase two of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme. The Bank Group’s Board of Directors, on Friday, 15 July 2022, approved the release of an additional $27.41 million to implement Phase II of the programme. At the 15 August 2022 signing of the protocol […]

TAAT wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

America’s largest organization of journalists and media professionals of colour has named the African Development Bank a “Salute to Excellence” award winner for the Bank’s communication around its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme. The National Association of Black Journalists cited the Bank’s excellence in online media relations and marketing about the landmark initiative, […]

TAAT gets $27 million boost for emergency production of 120 million tonnes of food

The African Development Bank is set to release an additional $27.41 million to implement Phase II of its flagship agricultural initiative, “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” (TAAT). The goal is to increase farming households’ productivity and incomes by giving them access to climate-resilient technologies in 36 low-income African countries by 2025. The decision to make […]

TAAT holds ToT Workshop for Niger Basin Countries

 With sights set on improving the resilience of about 130 million people and their agroecosystems in the Niger Basin across West and Central Africa, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and the Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (PIDACC) in the Niger Basin have concluded a Training-of-Trainers (ToT) workshop. The ToT, which held at Dosso, […]

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