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How TAAT is deploying Quality Seed to Improve Livelihoods in the Rice Agri-Food System

  Rice consumption in Africa is projected to reach 34.9 million tons by 2025 The rice sector has the potential to become an engine for economic growth across the continent Multiplication and deployment of climate-smart, market-preferred seed varieties and hybrids are keys to self-sufficiency  In 2018, Africa produced 18.62 million tons of milled rice while […]

Africa commits to double agricultural productivity as partners pledge US$17 billion to increase food security

  Over US$17 billion pledged towards addressing rising hunger and improving  food security in Africa 17 African heads of state commit to boosting agricultural production through scale up of agro-technologies Outcome to be submitted to the UN Secretary General as Africa’s commitments towards the UN Food Systems Summit in September A coalition of multilateral development […]

Technology Adoption leads to increased income for Fish Farmers in DR Congo

Fisheries and aquaculture sector constitutes an essential source of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), surpassing livestock, accounting for 12% of agricultural GDP. The industry contributes to 40% of total animal protein intake in the country. The annual average per capita fish consumption is about 5.9 kg—very low compared to the continental […]

Youth in Agribusiness Initiative receives commendation in Zambia

Youth are Africa’s greatest assets for its agricultural transformation and growth. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050. Home to over 420 million young people, the continent currently boasts of the world’s youngest population. Young African, men and women, are critical to the transformation of agriculture […]

How GEM Technology is pushing Africa towards Self-sufficiency in Rice

The demand for good quality parboiled rice is high in parts of Africa, from east to west, north to south. As at 2015, rice consumption in countries was estimated to be approximately 26 million (MT) of which 13 million MT (about one-third of what is traded on the world market) was imported to the continent. […]

Fish Farmers in Cameroon record increased Income upon Adoption of Technologies

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh, is a fish farmer from the Centre region of Cameroon. He is also an animal production specialist but after 12 years of poultry, pig and rabbit farming, coupled with a loss of over 2,000 pigs to African swine fever, he ventured into fish farming in 2016. The first challenge he faced was […]

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