Increasing uptake and use of proven high-yielding climate smart maize technologies by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Improving the business of agriculture across Africa by raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and processing is essential for transformation of Agriculture in Africa.
The TAAT Maize Compact, led by AATF, is disseminating climate smart maize technologies such as the Water Efficient Maize Varieties from the WEMA project and other breeding programs across 14 countries in Africa. These technologies are disseminated through a strong Public-Private Partnership with significant participation of commercial seed companies, farmer groups, commodity associations and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS).
The TAAT Maize Compact is one of the programs within the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
2 million households to get access to water efficient and other climate smart maize technologies
12 million farm family members to benefit from climate smart maize technologies
30,000 tonnes of climate smart maize seed to be produced by seed companies under TAAT Maize Compact
“We will be judged by the Commitment and Actions we take today to enable farmers access seeds and markets for improved livelihoods” – Dr. Martin Fregene – AfDB Agriculture Director
Farmers reached by climate smart TAAT Maize technologies including Fortenza Duo treated seeds for FAW management
hectares of farmland cultivated with TAAT maize technologies
tonnes of climate smart maize varieties scaled out in collaboration with partner seed companies
Number of demonstration plots established and 825+ field days conducted to date