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Zambia hosts TAAT’s Fall Armyworm technologies demonstration day

All roads led to the Southern Africa Research and Administration Hub of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Lusaka, Zambia, as stakeholders from across the sub-region converged on the campus to assess the relative performances of different Fall Armyworm (FAW) management technologies under validation. Organised by the Fall Armyworm Management Compact of Technologies […]

Will the African farmer survive COVID-19?

Mr. Wycliff Wephukhulu has just retired from a very productive day at his 5-acre farm. He is trying to rush against time to finish land preparation before the long rains start.

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 […]

Wheat farmers in Nigeria embrace smart irrigation practices

By Matilda Dennis Quaicoe, Wheat farmers in Kano, Nigeria, can now turn to water-saving irrigation practices for wheat production. This comes courtesy of modern pressurized water conveyance-distribution system that is introduced in combination with in-field furrow beds, check basins and narrow border strips. The system saves water that was previously lost while conveying water in […]

WATER MANAGEMENT

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) led Water Enabler Compact (TAAT-WEC) stands uniquely as a pillar for meeting water needs in crop production systems.  IWMI – whose mandate is to ensure a water secure world – has committed to making its proven irrigation and water management technologies available on a massive scale to lift smallholder farmers across Africa out of poverty.

Upscaling Improved Technologies can help Africa narrow the Wheat Gap – Experts

Experts attending the Annual Wheat Review and Planning Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, have underscored the importance of taking improved wheat technologies to scale in order to narrow the wheat gap in Africa. While delivering the opening remarks, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar, the Director, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, North-West Nigeria, […]

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 […]

Training of trainers in 8 countries to amplify local technology adoption through Innovation platforms

While proven innovative technologies undergo their proof of concept for adoption for scaling in the tier one countries under TAAT, human resource capacity for broad scaling will be essential as soon as additional investment becomes available in the countries. The Capacity Development and Technology Outreach enabler compact is already preparing local capacity to meet such […]

The Wheat Compact’s Technology Toolkits

The Wheat Compact is led by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) with activities in seven countries including the East African Highlands, Southern Africa Plateau and Sahel. Activities in the Sahel are of particular importance as the development of new crop varieties permits irrigated wheat production during its cool season. […]

The Use of Business Platform Approach Boosts Access to High Iron Beans in Zimbabwe

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) High Iron Bean (HIB) Project is implemented using the novel bean corridor approach, developed and fronted by CIAT’s Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA). The approach operationalised through innovation platforms with the aim of eliminating bottlenecks in the bean value chain. The target is to increase access of farmers […]