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Global conference explores science-based pathways towards sustainable food systems

Science, research and innovation are essential to accelerate the transformation to healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and more resilient food systems. What scientific innovations are needed and how they can inform related policies will be put on the front burner at the Science Days, a virtual conference organised by the Scientific Group to the UN […]

Youth mentorship in agribusiness records success in Kenya

Everlyne Mwende,  a young lady in Kibwezi, Kenya, is passionate about agriculture. Shortly after she participated in an agribusiness incubation programme, Everlyne launched her livestock business with 50 birds in 2020. The incubation programme was facilitated by the Youth-in Agribusiness compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)  as part of its commitment to stimulating […]

TAAT and partners highlight bean production and marketing for improved nutrition and income

On the undulating landscape of Omobirona village, in Western Kenya, is a healthy bean crop planted to showcase the newly released high iron and zinc bean varieties; Angaza, Faida and Nyota. Farmers with a thirst for knowledge are trickling in for a field day to learn about the nutritious beans, how best to grow them […]

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 […]

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