Category: NEWS & UPDATES

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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The scientists are right! TELA Maize is showing superior qualities in the field.

(Kaduna, Nigeria: September 13, 2023) Prof. Ishiyaku Mohammed, Executive Director of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, has called on farmers to continue to trust scientists who work daily to improve agricultural productivity on the African continent. Prof. Mohammed gave the charge while addressing farmers at the Seeing-Is-Believing tour organized by the TELA Maize […]

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Biotechnology offers hope in delivering potatoes free from devastating late blight disease

[Nairobi, Kenya; August 2023] A group of international and national researchers working on a biotech potato project are upbeat in developing and delivering potato varieties that are free from the destructive late blight disease in Kenya. The researchers are currently evaluating the prospects of four genetically modified biotech potato varieties through Confined Field Trials (CFTs) […]

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SEEDAN Seeks AATF Support to Revive Nigeria’s Seed Sector

(Abuja: September 14, 2023) The umbrella body for all seed companies in Nigeria, SEEDAN is soliciting the support of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) to strengthen the seed sub-sector and place the issues of quality seeds as a priority for the government. The newly elected President of SEEDAN, Mr. Yusuf Kibiya who made the […]

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Africa needs technologies to improve agricultural productivity

(Nigeria, Abuja: August 30, 2023): Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has said that inadequate integration of technologies in the agricultural sector in Africa has contributed to low yields and increased post-harvest losses. Dr. Jonathan said this during his official unveiling as AATF Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony […]

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Former Nigeria President H.E. GOODLUCK JONATHAN TO ATTEND THE #ACAT2023

His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the former President, the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He began his political career in 1999 when he was first elected Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State and was decorated with the Best Performing Deputy Governor Award by the Institute of Public Administrators of Nigeria in […]

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Stakeholders hail prolific nature of PBR Cowpea

(Farako-Ba: August 10, 2023) A cross-section of stakeholders comprising seed companies and farmer organisations in Burkina Faso have commended the prolific nature of the Pod Borer Resistant cowpea saying they can’t wait to have it on their fields. The group which included Dr. Traoré Doulaye from Tho and Gnire (former chief of Cotton programme at […]

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NEWS: Why expanding access to agri-tech is vital for Africa

Technology is undoubtedly the new world order, impacting all spheres of modern existence. From agriculture to medicine, the driving forces are science, technology and innovation (STI), all of which rely heavily on rigorous research and development. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in Africa’s economic agenda, contributing significantly to employment, food security, and economic growth. It […]

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NEWS: AATF, AU Commission renew agreement to raise agricultural productivity in Africa

The partnership agreement will facilitate deployment of agricultural technologies to address farm productivity constraints faced by smallholder farmers in African such as the impact of climate change and infestation of pests and diseases. According to Amb. Josefa Sacko, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, the agreement with AATF is a […]

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NEWS: Kenya to host the inaugural African Conference on Agricultural Technology

The inaugural African Conference on Agricultural Technology (ACAT) will take place in Nairobi, from 30 October 2023 to 3 November 2023. Kenya will be the first country to host ACAT. The Conference is being organized by the Kenyan government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) “As […]

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