Tag: Dr. Canisius Kanangire

NEWS: Politics, misinformation hindering adoption of agriculture biotechnology in Africa

Many countries in Africa, have long been “slow adopters” of gene technologies for several reasons, one being the lack of political good will and mis/disinformation on Biotechnology. According to Prof. Richard Oduor, Chairman Kenya University Biotechnology Consortium (KUBICO) and Ag registrar research and innovation Kenyatta University, the biotechnology of using the recombinant DNA technology, sometimes […]

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NEWS: Kanangire leading agricultural innovation in Africa

Dr. Canisius Kanangire is a visionary leader and a prominent figure in the field of agricultural technology in Africa. As the Executive Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), he has dedicated his career to driving agricultural innovation, promoting food security, and empowering smallholder farmers across the continent. With a strong academic background and […]

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NEWS: Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations and African Agricultural Technology Foundation Join Forces to Accelerate Research into Staple African Crops

(Jun. 20, 2023) — Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) are to partner to strengthen research into improving staple crops grown by millions of African farmers. AATF works across more than 20 countries in Eastern, Southern, and West Africa to develop innovations that address low […]

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AATF and FARA sign pact to raise agricultural productivity in Africa.

[Durban, South Africa, June 2023]:  AATF and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to raise productivity, competitiveness, and resilience of agriculture in Africa through research, policy advocacy, technological development, delivery, and uptake. The partnerships agreement will promote generation and uptake of Science, Technology, and Innovation […]

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AATF and CCARDESA to help improve food security and livelihoods for African farmers.

[Durban, South Africa, June 8, 2023]:  AATF and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) have today announced a partnership agreement that seeks to upscale agricultural technologies to address farming challenges affecting key staple crops in Africa including rice, cassava, and maize. The two organizations will utilise their knowledge […]

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AATF Tackling Africa’s Agricultural Challenges Amid Climate Change Extremes

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is implementing a holistic approach to combat the adverse effects of climate change on Africa’s agricultural sector says Sofia Tesfazion, Director, Resource Mobilization at the Foundation. Recognizing the need for comprehensive solutions, AATF is aggregating climate-smart interventions across the entire value chain, emphasizing the importance of addressing the challenges faced […]

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AATF Opened my Horizon to be a Top Biosafety Expert

(ABUJA: May 29, 2023) Former Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that his position  as Nigeria’s  chief biosafety regulator  was due to opportunities facilitated by AATF. “As a young biosafety officer, in the Federal Ministry of Environment, AATF facilitated my participation in a three-month course in Australia […]

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AATF partners with ECOWAS to improve agricultural productivity

(Abuja: May 29, 2023) Low agricultural productivity, food and nutritional insecurity and availing smallholder farmers access to life-changing technologies are issues that AATF and ECOWAS have agreed to solve in partnership in the West African sub-region. Leaders of the two organizations met in Abuja on May 15th 2023 to discuss modalities of ensuring the sub-region […]

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Biosafety: Nigeria will resist any action capable of derailing ongoing progress

(ABUJA: May 28, 2023) Dr Agnes Asagbra, Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has said that the Agency will resist any attempt to derail Nigeria’s progressive biosafety programme.  Dr Asagbra who was receiving the visiting Executive Director of AATF, Dr Canisius Kanangire, said that she will continue to collaborate with like-minded stakeholders in […]

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NATION NEWS: GM technology will improve food security, build national economy

Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi last month urged Kenyans to consume more rice, potatoes, and other carbohydrates in the midst of a crisis occasioned by high maize prices. In the past, leaders across the globe have called for diversification of diet to reduce over-reliance on maize. This is because maize production, the […]

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