Author: J. Muthie

TAAT Maize Technology Transfer Officer

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA) TECHNOLOGIES FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION (TAAT) PHASE II TAAT MAIZE COMPACT, AATF REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SERVICES SECTOR: Agriculture CONSULTANCY SERVICES: Technology Transfer Officer-TAAT Maize Compact Grant No.: 2100155041681 Project ID No.: P-Z1-AZ0-0139 —————————————————————————————————————— This Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) follows the General Procurement Notice […]

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AATF and AUDA-NEPAD Sign MoU to Improve Agricultural Productivity and Supply Chains through Genome Editing Innovation

[Nairobi, Kenya, May 2024]: AATF and the African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster a broader understanding of and support for genome editing as an important tool for enhancing agriculture and overall development outcomes such as adapting to climate change and reducing poverty, […]

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Niger state, AATF articulate strategies to bridge Nigeria’s cowpea annual deficit as Niger allocates 20,000 hectares to cowpea seed production

(Nigeria-Abuja: April 15, 2024) The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has initiated a strategic partnership with the Niger State Government in North Central Nigeria, aimed at addressing the significant shortfall of over 500,000 metric tons of cowpea, a vital staple in the nation’s agricultural sector. This collaboration emerged as a key outcome of a recent […]

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AATF Launches Cassava Mechanisation and Processing Project in Nigeria

(Fasola, Oyo-Nigeria: April 26, 2024) AATF and partners have launched a new project targeting the mechanization of cassava production and processing that would assist Nigeria add value to the crop which the country is acknowledged as the world’s largest producer. The project inaugurated by the Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has the objectives […]

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Taking Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Awareness to the Grassroots where it matters: A case of OFAB Ethiopia

By Dr Tadessa Daba Before the inception of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) chapter in Ethiopia, there was no platform to share information, knowledge and discuss the issues of biosafety regulation.  Luckily, African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) accepted Ethiopia to join OFAB in 2014. Then various networking among biotech-affiliated professionals and discussion forums […]

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Minister hails OFAB Ethiopia for impactful Agri-Biotech knowledge sharing

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) The government of Ethiopia has lauded AATF for implementing projects that have impacted the agricultural landscape, with a lot of potential to address unique agricultural production challenges that the country faces. ‘‘The Ministry of Innovation and Technology appreciates the collaboration between the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and AATF. I am […]

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Youth farmer Edelqueen Anyiso’s story of resilience in growing TAAT-promoted drought-tolerant maize varieties

Twenty-five-year-old Edlqueen Anyiso’s story of resilience in growing drought-tolerant and climate-smart maize varieties aptly embodies a determined, young small-scale farmer out to improve her livelihoods. She shared her inspiring journey with a team from AATF during a recent visit to Western Kenya, in an event that brought together over 200 women to learn about the […]

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Margaret Shitandi: Growing high-yielding hybrid maize varieties has helped me to improve my household income

A team from AATF celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day with more than 200 women farmers at an event hosted by the County Government of Kakamega in Western Kenya. They interacted with the farmers on the benefits of growing DroughTEGO hybrids being promoted by AATF through the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Maize project. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AATF Hosts Second Biosafety Regulators Retreat

Open dialogue among biosafety regulators a precursor to progressive regulation in Africa [South Africa, April 13, 2024)]: AATF and the African Research Council (ARC) of South Africa hosted the second biosafety regulators retreat attended by 57delegates from 16 African countries. The retreat, held in Pretoria, South Africa from 8-13 April 2024, was initiated by AATF’s […]

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