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Stakeholders in Tanzania plan cassava transformation to support agriculture-led socioeconomic development

The Cassava Compact of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) led by IITA and funded by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has initiated activities in Tanzania, with a three-day national stakeholders’ workshop.

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TAAT Cassava Compact forum to develop cassava value chain in DRC

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and IITA jointly organized a forum to address the development of the cassava value chain in DRC, 18-22 September.

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TAAT embarks on training for fiduciary staff

To ensure effective Financial and Procurement Management among the different Value Chain and Enabler Compacts, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program conducted a two-day training on the fiduciary responsibilities of the implementing institutions towards the achievement of the program’s objectives.

TAAT holds inception workshop with Business Innovation Facility

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) held its inception workshop at the IITA Conference Center on 9 July.

TAAT Program Steering Committee leads path to further progress

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program has made further progress in the development of its Enabler Compacts, with the Program Steering Committee’s (PSC) decisions, based on which Enabler Compacts are well geared to receive funding and immediately start up their operations. Aiming for progress, Dr Mpoko Bokanga, the head of the TAAT Clearinghouse…

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TAAT gains momentum with more start-up activities

The implementation of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program continues to gain traction with several start-up activities already undertaken.

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WorldFish seeks collaboration on hosting agreement and TAAT initiative

As a follow-up on the stakeholder workshop on the development of the WorldFish Nigeria program with the Nigerian Government, representatives from WorldFish visited IITA Ibadan, on 22 March, to seek collaboration to move their agenda forward.

Dr Jonas Chianu (2nd from left) leading the dialogue with other stakeholders.

AfDB TAAT mission visits Burundi

An African Development Bank (AfDB) mission on Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) visited Burundi, 5-9 March, to meet and update Burundian authorities and stakeholders in agricultural research and development including donors, farmers, microfinance institutions, and the private sector on the latest on TAAT. The visit was led by Dr Jonas Chianu, AfDB/TAAT Program Director,…

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Purdue University collaborate with IITA on TAAT

With an estimated one-third of the world’s food going to waste, reducing food waste and loss is fundamental to meeting food demand and the agricultural mandate of Africa feeding Africa. It is on this premise that the representative of Purdue University, Professor Steve Yaninek, visited IITA.

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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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