June 27, 2019

TAAT holds Programme Workshop

Group photo at the Ibadan Programme Workshop (PHOTO: TAAT/Atayi Opaluwah)

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is holding its programme workshop at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The meeting which holds from Thursday June 27 to Friday June 28, 2019 brings together representatives from the African Development Bank (AfDB), representatives of the executing and implementing agencies, TAAT Programme Unit, Clearinghouse and Coordinators of the 15 TAAT Compacts.

The workshop objective is to ensure every component of the programme understands how TAAT moves forward with the post-Mid-Term Review implementation. Expected key outcomes of the meeting include key findings and implications of MTR, what is needed from TAAT Compacts, and understanding the new TAAT as well as improvements to the management structure.

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a program initiated by the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of its Feed Africa Initiative.

The main objective of the program is to improve the business of agriculture across Africa by raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and processing in 18 agricultural value chains within eight Priority Intervention Areas (PIA).

The program is implemented by IITA in close partnership with other CGIAR Centers (AfricaRice, CIAT, CIP, ICARDA, ICRISAT, IWMI, and WorldFish) and specialized technical centres (AATF, FARA,  and IFDC), national agricultural research and extension systems and private sector partners.

While TAAT is not a research program; it seeks to promote and disseminate proven high-performance food production technologies to millions of farmers in a commercially sustainable way through a network of people and institutions forming a Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure (RTDI) within an enabling environment.

The TAAT programme operates as a network of interacting “Compacts” with nine devoted to specific commodity value chains, and six others serving as “Enablers” that provide needed specialist services.