Tag: Dr. Canisius Kanangire

SDATA NEWS: AATF’s Next-Generation Agricultural Technologies Excites Goodluck Jonathan

Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has unveiled its new strategy for 2023 to 2027, that outlines an ambitious plan to enhance technology development and commercialization for farmers in Africa. With focus on Scaling for Impact, the strategy aims to achieve a prosperous, resilient, food and nutrition-secure Africa. The strategy complements key commitments to agricultural transformation […]

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OPINION: Smart farming can feed Africa and grow its wealth.

By Dr. Canisius Kanangire Two out of every three working people in Africa scratch the soil for sustenance and wealth. Agriculture employs 65 percent of the working population on the continent, accounting for 15 percent of gross domestic product and 40 percent of export earnings. Africa’s agriculture is, however, dominated by smallholder farmers, who produce […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Next generation agricultural technologies and effective scaling will transform African Agriculture

[Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 11, 2023]: AATF has unveiled its new strategy for 2023-2027, that outlines an ambitious plan to enhance technology development and commercialization for farmers in Africa. With focus on Scaling for Impact, the strategy aims to achieve a prosperous, resilient, food and nutrition-secure Africa. The strategy complements key commitments to agricultural transformation […]

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Africa steps up genetic engineering for climate-resilient crops

By: Alex Abutu [ABUJA] African scientists say they are scaling up research on genetically modified (GM) crops such as maize and cassava to increase food security on the continent as climate change places increased stress on yields.  In October 2022, Kenya joined African nations already using genetic engineering to address agricultural productivity challenges which have been aggravated by climate change, ending more […]

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GM Technology will Improve Food Security, Build National Economy

By Dr. Canisius Kanangire Kenya’s Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi in March 2023 urged Kenyans to consume more rice, potatoes, and other forms of carbohydrates in the midst of a crisis occasioned by high maize prices. In the past, leaders across the globe have called for diversification of diets and consuming other […]

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NEWS: Helping judges and lawyers understand the gist of biotechnology

Adama, Ethiopia (September 20, 2022) : The TELA Maize Project of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) underscore the need for helping judges and lawyers to understand the essence of biotechnology research. This was highlighted during a two-day awareness creation event organized by TELA Maize Project and supported […]

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NEWS: Experts say biotechnology, key to food, nutrition and financial security in Africa

(Sep 30, 2022) Africa needs the right policy environment to harness and optimize benefits accruing from agricultural biotechnology, innovation and emerging technologies for rural economic transformation, experts said Friday. Addressing the 7th Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue (CJED) forum on Nutrition and Food Security taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Kanangire, Executive Director of the African […]

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Harnessing digital agri-tech to boost farm productivity and food security in Africa

[Kigali, September 14, 2022]:  There is a growing need for deployment of digital solutions that complement innovations in agriculture to increase productivity and sustain resilience in food systems and nutrition security across Africa. The technologies developed to increase productivity for various staple crops on the continent include hybrid seeds, climate-smart varieties, agricultural mechanisation, digital solutions […]

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Experts show how biotechnology is key to food, nutrition and financial security in Africa

[Nairobi, September 28, 2022]:  Africa needs the right policy environment to harness and optimise benefits accruing from agricultural biotechnology, innovation and emerging technologies for rural economic transformation, AATF Executive Director Dr. Canisius Kanangire, has said. Addressing the 7th Calestous Juma Executive Dialogue (CJED) forum on Nutrition and Food Security held in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Kanangire […]

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