Enabling Initiatives

Experience gained and lessons learned during indicate that the AATF core business goes beyond the traditional negotiation for access of technologies and delivery through available channels. AATF recognises that driving projects through the full crop value chain and ensuring product uptake by farmers requires specific proactive action on some strategic elements that impact or may impact the eventual success of its activities. These elements – information and knowledge management, trends monitoring of intellectual property, biosafety regulations, seed regulations, R&D priorities in SSA and value chain management for delivery of agricultural technologies – are ingrained in AATF’s role of facilitator, catalyst and responsible party in technology access and delivery.