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VACANCY: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

1.     Overall Purpose Responsible to provide leadership to AATF in terms of development and optimization of MEL Strategy that measures program-wide performance and achievements towards outcomes (using the Outcomes & Impact Framework core indicators and other methods as appropriate) including roll-out of new MEL related initiatives. He/She will develop approaches and tools based on clear […]

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Improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through technology

By Dr Munyaradzi Jonga. The availability of quality seeds is critical to enhance crop productivity for a food and nutrition secure continent. However, this has remained a challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region due to challenges brought about by drought, pest and diseases that have hampered productivity. Nevertheless, there is still huge potential to maximize […]

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TOR: Development of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Strategy

Development of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Strategy 2023 – 2027 1.     Background The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates public/private partnerships to promote food security and enhance livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa South of the Sahara. AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and […]

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VACANCY: Regional Advocacy Coordinator- TELA Project

Organizational Context AATF is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to enhance the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in SSA. AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and developers, NGOs, seed companies and African smallholder farmers to identify and access technologies that address farmers’ key problems […]

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Terms of Reference for Implementation of an Interactive Agricultural Programme

Introduction AATF is an international not-for-profit organization that is empowering smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa with a wide choice of agricultural innovations that contribute to food and nutrition security to generate health and wealth for their families and communities. Established in 2003 as an African-led entity, AATF works with public and private partners across the […]

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A journey from desperation to independence

Unlike the bright-eyed optimism wielded by many school leavers, Jacob Kuya of Kakamega County, Butere sub-county in Marama central ward was facing a future of bleak prospects. His parents separated in 2018 and deserted their home just after he joined high school at the age of 14. The house on the compound was demolished, throwing […]

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GM COWPEA TO TRANSFORM NIGERIA

Farmers around the world are using innovations in plant science to increase crop yields, improve sustainability and combat food insecurity. For example, Nigerian farmers are now planting genetically modified (GM) cowpeas that resist their greatest insect pest. This has the potential to increase yields by as much as 80 percent! In December 2019, the government of Nigeria […]

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KEY LESSONS FROM NIGERIA’S ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL OF TELA MAIZE

In October this year (2021), Africa recorded a milestone in crop biotech development when the Federal Government of Nigeria granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new maize variety genetically modified to tolerate moderate drought and resist the fall armyworm and stem borer. This development places Nigeria one step closer […]

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TERMS OF REFERENCE: Preparing an architectural site and plan design for a Cassava Processing factory including administrative, warehousing and accommodation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Agridrive Ltd and AATF formed a Joint Venture on cassava processing to improve the commercial value of cassava considering that this crop suffers from serious post-harvest deterioration within 48 hours of harvest. The initiative is in alignment with AATF’s strategy on Post-Harvest Loss Management. The initiative accessed modern cassava processing equipment from Clayuca, […]

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Extension services key for agricultural transformation in Africa

[Munyonyo, November 17, 2021]: Scientists, agriculture extension providers, policy makers and other stakeholders across the globe met on the sidelines of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) Agricultural Extension Week held in Uganda to share experiences on sustainable partnerships for commercialisation and deployment of agricultural technologies in Africa. The AATF side event discussed […]

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