FARA and IFPRI to offer capacity development and policy support, respectively, to TAAT

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

  “We are concerned about downloading technologies to farmers and ensuring that they are adopted and used for agricultural transformative impact of countries under TAAT. So this must be handled by experts who know how the technologies will be disseminated and outscaled to the end-users and ensure all the value chains are covered,” said Dr Jonas Chianu, TAAT Task Manager, and Principal Agricultural Officer, AfDB, during the recent project pre-appraisal workshop. A lot of emphasis was placed on the need to transfer ...

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TAAT pre-appraisal meeting focuses on technology outscaling for African agricultural transformation

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), held a project pre-appraisal meeting for the Bank’s new initiative, Feeding Africa or the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program on 18-30 July 2016, at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the continent that would ensure that Africa is able to feed itself through agriculture. The appraisal meeting took place in two batches to allow for ...

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Public-private partnership scales up use of new climate-resilient rice varieties in Uganda

Monday, August 15th, 2016

  The inauguration of harvesting of new high-yielding and climate-resilient upland rice varieties (ARICA-5, NERICA-4 and NamChe-3) on a 3,000-acre rice farm run by Vinayak Agro-Farm Ltd. in Northern Uganda, took place  6 July 2016. A delegation comprising Dr Ambrose Agona, Director General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO); Prof Joseph Obua, Chairman of NARO Council; Dr Asea Godfrey, Director of the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI); and Mr Joseph Bazaale, Commissioner Seed Certification and Inspection under the Ministry ...

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