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Program coordinator leads stakeholders through TAAT framework in support of the program

During the 3-day (22–24 January) inauguration meeting of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) that brought together different stakeholders, Dr Jonas Chianu, TAAT Coordinator and Principal Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB), provided a framework to support this complex, multi-partner program.

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TAAT to leverage lessons learned from AGRA

Partners working on the newly launched Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program have been urged not to reinvent the wheel of innovation but to take advantage of the progress already made in similar endeavors.

Breaking news: TAAT has been approved!

Good news! The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project to be led by IITA has finally been approved by the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors!

Picture of Bamba highligthing the new changes in the structure of the capacity development office.

Capacity Development to support country implementation of ENABLE Youth and TAAT to transform Africa’s agriculture

Dissemination and delivery of technologies at scale is now an important part of IITA’s work as it seeks to have impact in its effort to transform Africa’s agriculture. The Capacity Development Office (CDO) has an important role to play in this. During the inaugural P4D Week, the head of CDO, Zoumana Bamba, presented on the…

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IFPRI to support TAAT with policy initiatives

IFPRI will support various institutions on policy issues that enhance successful program implementation and attainment of the expected widespread and transformational impact. For the much needed policy support, IFPRI will work with other institutions that contribute to agricultural development policy work, including TASAl and ATPS. IFPRI will sign an MoU with IITA as the Executing…

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General background of TAAT: AfDB committed to developing African agriculture and economy through TAAT

The concept of “Africa Feeding Africa” is inarguably the only way the continent can best feed itself and transform its economies by targeting agriculture as a source of wealth and job creation. For the realization of these laudable goals, “Africa Feeding Africa” is a new and core priority of the African Development Bank, as encapsulated…

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FARA and IFPRI to offer capacity development and policy support, respectively, to TAAT

“We are concerned about downloading technologies to farmers and ensuring that they are adopted and used for agricultural transformative impact of countries under TAAT. So this must be handled by experts who know how the technologies will be disseminated and outscaled to the end-users and ensure all the value chains are covered,” said Dr Jonas…

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TAAT project pre-appraisal meeting focuses on technology outscaling for African agricultural transformation

The International institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) held a project pre-appraisal meeting for the Bank’s new initiative, Feeding Africa or Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, 18-30 July 2016, at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the…

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Picture of Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB president (left) and Nteranya Sanginga, IITA DG (right) discuss.
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IITA/AfDB host pre-appraisal meeting for TAAT, a new mega-agricultural initiative in Africa

IITA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are hosting a pre-appraisal meeting for the Bank’s new initiative, Feeding Africa or Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program, 18-30 July at IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the continent that would ensure that Africa is able…

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