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TAAT deploys Dual-purpose Crops and Fodder Production Technologies to improve Livelihoods in Mali

In Mali, 80% of the population are into livestock farming (particularly sheep, goat, poultry), which constitutes one of the main sources of income for rural populations in all regions of the country. However, small ruminant production faces various constraints ranging from low year-round availability of natural pastures due to the dependence on the rainfall regime, low use […]

TAAT opens a new frontier for Wheat in Ethiopia

Recent high-level monitoring visits to TAAT programme sites in Ethiopia show that adoption of new wheat varieties, coupled with innovative production technologies and methods, substantially increases production and commercialisation, raises farmers’ incomes and creates job opportunities for women and youth.   With an estimated 4.6 million tonnes of wheat per year, Ethiopia is Africa’s largest […]

New dawn for Cassava in Zambia as TAAT establishes pathway for sustainable seed system

About 4000 cassava varieties have been developed by researchers so far but many of these varieties, which are not only high-yielding but also resistant to diseases and pests, are yet to be adopted on a large scale in Zambia. One major challenge that comes with the development of new cassava varieties is the task of […]

Reducing COVID-19 Impact on Agriculture: TAAT and Partners Support Nigerian Farmers with improved seeds

  Farmers across 13 states in Nigeria are set to receive improved seeds of sorghum, pearl millet, cowpea and rice. This is coming on the heels  of an initiative to cushion the pandemic’s impact on food systems. A host of agricultural research institutes and programmes, led by International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics […]

TAAT excites Nigerian Youths with new irrigation technologies for dry season farming

  Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa state, North-central Nigeria, is excited. Ayuba is witnessing the operation of a pressured plastic-piped sprinkler for the first time! “This system allows for proper water management and the farmer can determine the right amount of water needed in the field per time,” […]

TAAT catalyses commercialisation of High Iron Beans in Burundi

By Patricia Onyango Common bean is a major food and cash crop for more than 90% of smallholder farmers in Burundi. Beans provide 20% of required calories and 50% of proteins, and are an entry point to tackle food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition. The current average bean consumption is about 30 kg per person, per […]

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