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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 […]

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 […]

Youth in Agribusiness Initiative receives commendation in Zambia

Youth are Africa’s greatest assets for its agricultural transformation and growth. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050. Home to over 420 million young people, the continent currently boasts of the world’s youngest population. Young African, men and women, are critical to the transformation of agriculture […]

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 […]

West Africa Technology fair begins in Dakar

The first edition of the West Africa Technology Fair (WATEF) has opened in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on Monday, October 25, 2021. The overarching goal is to promote cutting-edge technologies needed for the transformation of West African agriculture. Holding over five days (October 25-30, 2021) at the King Fahd Palace Hotel, the event brings together […]


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 […]