Category: Blog

Gender mainstreaming in AATF institutional and project activities

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has developed a Gender Strategy (2018 – 2022) in pursuit of gender equity through gender mainstreaming. This involves a process of incremental change in policies, strategies, and activities. The long-term objective is that attention to gender equity will pervade all policies, strategies, and activities, so that women and men influence, […]

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Investment in Science, Technology, and Innovation critical for Africa’s agricultural development

African governments and regional economic blocs have been urged to increase funding for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) and create an enabling environment for technology adoption. This would transform livelihoods and enable the continent to benefit from modern agricultural innovations such as biotechnology including gene-editing and other emerging technologies for sustainable economic growth. This call […]

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Ghana experts tour Nigeria to study how GMO Cowpea variety was approved for planting

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abdullahi, has commended Ghanaian delegates for coming to Nigeria to study the processes that led to the approval of the first genetically modified food crop, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea. Ghana is also in the process of approving the PBR Cowpea that has been developed […]

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Bridging the knowledge gap in agricultural biotechnology

Burkinabe broadcast journalist Jeremie Ouedraogo has brought a remarkable sense of civic duty to covering the agriculture beat. His quest for a food-secure Burkina Faso prompted him to launch PLANÈTE AGRICULTURE magazine that brings new knowledge, data and skills to decision-makers on agriculture. Responding to the access to information challenge for people in his country, […]

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TRIBUNE ONLINE: New Era Of Celebration For Nigerian Cowpea Farmers

Nigeria’s quest to increase beans production to meet national demand received a major boost last year with the introduction of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpea variety by scientists at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, in collaboration with the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF). Previously, beans farmers in the country experienced low yield following […]

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NIGERIAN TRIBUNE: NEWEST Rice Key In Addressing Poor Yield

Rice sufficiency has been one of the cardinal targets of the present government and successive governments, where billions of Naira had been injected into buying rice seeds and inputs. Rice is one of the key staple foods in Nigeria and Africa generally. Families in Nigeria ensure they eat rice during festive periods; some families process […]

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