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TAAT holds High-Level Workshop on Scaling up Technologies for Agricultural Transformation in DR Congo

Technologies for the Transformation of Agriculture in Africa ​​(TAAT) is organizing a high-level workshop on the scaling up of agricultural transformation technologies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Monday 4th November 2019 through Wednesday 6th November 2019. TAAT is a program funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the context of its “Feed […]

Good Agricultural Practices: Malagasy women farmers lead the way in closing the rice yield gap

The demand for rice in Africa is growing as a result of population growth, increased per capita consumption, and a shifting preference toward ‘premium’ rice linked to increased urbanisation. The African Development Bank (AfDB) reckons that the rice sector has the potential to become an engine for economic growth across the continent. To achieve self-sufficiency […]

Kenya partners review the future of High Iron Beans

By Patricia Onyango Kenya gets most of its beans from Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and DRC as imports. This shows that Kenya is a big market and consumer of beans. If bean productivity in Kenya can be doubled through high-yielding, climate-smart varieties and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), more people will be fed. High Iron Beans (HIBs), […]

TAAT Excites Beninese Farmers with Pro Vitamin A Cassava Varieties

A staple to about 350 million people in sub Saharan Africa, cassava, had been declared in 2003 by African Heads of State as a poverty fighter. However, the crop is yet to prove its mettle as millions of growers in sub Saharan Africa who depend on the crop for their livelihoods still live below the […]

Transforming Bean Business in Kenya with High Iron Beans – Review and Planning Meeting

The High Iron Beans Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is holding a review and planning meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from the 26th to the 27th of September 2019. The meeting is organised as a follow up to the awareness creation activities on the High Iron Beans (HIB) in Kenya jointly led by […]

AGRF 2019: TAAT showcases commitment to scaling technologies for digital growth in Africa

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation has restated its commitment to scaling proven technologies capable of driving digital growth in African agriculture.

African Development Bank unveils Scale Up Sourcebook at AGRF 2019

The African Development Bank in collaboration with Purdue University have launched a sourcebook on scaling up agricultural innovations, summarizing key insights, tools, examples, and references on designing for scale, assessing scalability,

How TAAT is strengthening the cassava seed sector through technology transfer

In 2018, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) through its Cassava Compact began the transfer of the know-how on a new technique for the rapid propagation of cassava, Semi Autotrophic Hydroponics (SAHTM), to some African countries. The technique was developed by SAHtechno LLC for potatoes but later adapted for cassava propagation by the International Institute […]


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