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Agricultural transformation cannot take root in Africa without an enabling business environment

Creating an enabling environment for agriculture is a prerequisite to unleash the sector’s potential to boost growth, provide food and nutrition security and reduce poverty, said Dr. Francis Nang’ayo, the head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at AATF during the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) congress held in Mombasa, Kenya. Dr. Nang’ayo said that an […]

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PRESS RELEASE: AATF warns misinformation could erode gains made in biotech development in Africa

[Nairobi, October 7, 2021]:  Availability of information on agricultural biotechnology is critical for the adoption of biotech crops in the African farming system, said Dr. Canisius Kanangire, the Executive Director of AATF during the Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication Symposium (ABBC), 2021. Dr. Kanangire said that several studies have alluded to the role of communication and […]

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Vacancy Announcement: Accountant

Organizational Context AATF is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to promote food security and enhance the 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 […]

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The Government of Kenya, AATF to co-host global symposium on tropical root and tuber crops

Root and tuber crops are important food crops that have gained increased importance due to their role in food security, and ability to withstand drought as well as their potential for commercial processing, said Prof. Hamadi Boga, the Principal Secretary, State Department for Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries. Prof. Boga said that […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Building resilience to agricultural shocks will improve productivity

[Nairobi, September 9, 2021]:  Establishing an enabling environment with appropriate policies, regulations, institutions, and markets to drive the adoption of innovations is key to building agricultural resilience in Africa, said Dr. Canisius Kanangire, the Executive Director of AATF during the 11th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual Summit 2021. Speaking during a panel session on […]

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SEEDS2B Project delivers seed-based technologies to farmers to improve productivity

Four new varieties of soybean and six of groundnuts were released in Malawi awaiting certified seed production by the private sector.   The Government of Malawi through the Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS) joined hands with private companies to conduct demonstration trials and field days to promote the new varieties among farmers and seed companies. […]

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Tanzanian farmers to benefit from high yielding hybrid rice varieties

AATF, the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), and Hybrid East Africa Limited (HEAL) conducted a second season on-farm multilocation trial (MLT) to evaluate four rice hybrids for adaptability and performance in comparison to the three best commercially released rice inbreds in Tanzania across five locations: Babati, Ukiriguru, Kilombero, Morogoro and Mombo in July 2021.   […]

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Terms of Reference: Development of E-Learning Gender Training Modules

Department: AATF Gender Technical TeamDeadline for Application: 09/16/2021 Background Background 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 […]

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Vacancy Announcement: Program Officer – Rice

Duty Station: Nairobi, KenyaContract Type: Full TimeDepartment: AATF Rice ProjectDeadline for Application: 09/17/2021 Organizational Context AATF is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to promote food security and enhance the 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 […]

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AATF, partners unveil landmark insect-resistant cowpea

PBR Cowpea (beans), a genetically modified Cowpea is the product of an international partnership under the coordination of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) that included scientists from the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Released as SAMPEA 20-T variety in Nigeria in December 2019, the PBR Cowpea is the first […]

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