Category: Blog

Prof Sharubutu joins AATF Board of Trustees

(Abuja. January 30, 2023) Prof. Garba Hamidu Sharubutu, Executive Secretary of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), has joined the Board of Trustees of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) as the representative of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Prof Sharubutu was appointed following the recommendation of Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud Abubakar, the Federal Minister […]

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AATF identifies cowpea planting windows to beat erratic rains and boost harvests.

[ABUJA: Feb. 8, 2023] The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has identified suitable planting windows for cowpea (beans) for different regions in Nigeria. This will help farmers cope with erratic weather patterns, said Dr Jean Baptiste, AATF Regional Representative for West Africa, during a visit to Pandagric Farms in Nasarawa State. “After a careful study […]

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Bishop Kukah lauds TELA Maize project, calls for adoption of smart technology for food security.

[Sokoto: March 9, 2023] The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, the Rt Rev. Mathew Kukah, has supported the commercialization of TELA transgenic maize variety to enhance food security in Nigeria. Speaking when delegates from the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, paid him a courtesy call, Bishop Kukah asked Africa to adopt […]

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From fields to fortune: How new hybrid rice varieties are transforming the lives of farmers.

By George Achia Rising population calls for sustainable and efficient food production systems. In Africa, hybrid rice bred from two different parental lines for higher yields, improved resistance to pests and diseases and greater tolerance to environmental stress is now being touted as one of the solutions to eradicating hunger. But despite its potential to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AATF and FANRPAN to tackle poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in Africa.

[Nairobi and Pretoria, February 23, 2023]:  AATF and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) have today announced a five-year partnership agreement aimed at accelerating Africa’s pursuit to eradicate poverty, hunger, and malnutrition and improve the general well-being of its people through their joint contribution to the creation of an enabling environment. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Former President Goodluck Jonathan is Africa’s Agriculture Technology Ambassador for AATF

(Nigeria: December 2, 2022) Former Nigeria President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has accepted AATF’s appointment as its Africa Ambassador for Agricultural Technology. Making the announcement after meeting with the former president in Yenagoa, Bayelsa South-South Nigeria during the week, the AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire said that the appointment was informed by His Excellency’s track […]

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NEWS: WACCI seeks AATF partnership on gene editing

[Accra: November 2, 2022] The West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) has invited the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) to jointly set up a gene editing platform to fast-track crop improvements using modern technologies. This was disclosed by WACCI Associate Director, Prof Kwadwo Ofori, when he received the AATF pod borer research team led […]

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NEWS: Helping judges and lawyers understand the gist of biotechnology

Adama, Ethiopia (September 20, 2022) : The TELA Maize Project of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) underscore the need for helping judges and lawyers to understand the essence of biotechnology research. This was highlighted during a two-day awareness creation event organized by TELA Maize Project and supported […]

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