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From Zambia, A Success Story of A University Graduate turned Fish Farmer

Royd Mukonda, a university graduate of aquaculture in Zambia is today living a life he hitherto thought, only existed in his dreams. When he left his full-time job in a luxurious firm to set up a farm in Kabwe, Central part of Zambia, many thought he would live to regret the decision. Being the only […]

New Entrepreneurs emerge as TAAT deploys Raised Pond Technology in Kenya

Mr. Wachira is a young entrepreneur who has had passion for fish farming. He has visited many fish farms to learn how to keep fish with the limitation of land in mind. He says that space for keeping fish has been the main challenge. This is because he does not own any land. He works […]

Food Security for the Sahel: TAAT launches out in Mali

As part of the plan to ensure food security in the Sahel, Sorghum and Millet Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is set to launch its activities in Mali. Scheduled for 16-17 April, 2019 in Bamako, the launch forms part of African Development Bank’s plan to transform Sorghum and Millet in Burkina Faso, […]

TAAT highlights Agricultural Transformation as National Farmers Forum begins in Togo

With more than 3.4 million hectares of land available, the Togolese government is worried that only 45% is being used presently. The government is equally concerned that despite Togo’s natural comparative advantage in agriculture when compared to other countries, its inability to maximise technologies that will increase productivity and diversify into higher-value-added products has held […]

TAAT establishes Platform for Cassava Seed Producers in Burundi

A platform that will guarantee the production and dissemination of quality planting materials in a timely manner and in the required quantity has been established in Burundi. The establishment of the platform came as part of the inception meeting activities of the cassava compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) in Bujumbura, Burundi on […]

Wheat Farmers in Sudan record increased yields after adoption of proven technologies

Sudanese wheat farmers are in a joyous mood. They are celebrating the success of new heat-resistant wheat varieties which have transformed their country’s food landscape. Thanks to the scaling up of proven technologies by the Wheat Compact of Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), the farmers can now boast of new cultivars such as Imam, Zakia and […]

AfDB Vice President hails Youth Engagement in Agribusiness

By Adetola Adenmosun Jennifer Blanke the Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB) has hailed youth engagement in agribusiness as the future for employment opportunities across Africa. Ms Blanke stated this on Tuesday, March 26 when she visited the Youth in Agribusiness (YIA) office at the headquarters of the […]

TAAT’s new irrigation technologies intensify rice production in Mali and Burkina Faso

By Matilda Dennis Quaicoe Rice Farmers in the lowland areas around Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso and Sikasso in Mali can now extend the agricultural season to the dry season thanks to technologies brought by the Water Enabler Compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program. Rice farmers can now tap from shallow […]

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