Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation is Doubling Farmers’ Yields

Author:
AfDB
Publisher:
African Development Bank
Publication Date:
4 May 2020
Tags:
Africa, Agribusiness, Food and Agriculture, ICT and Telecom, Investment

The African Development Bank-funded Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation programme (TAAT) has set the ambitious target of reaching 40 million farmers in the next five years and adding 120 million metric tons of additional foodstuffs in the African food basket, valued between US$1.5 billion to $2.8 billion. Since its launch in 2018, TAAT has started implementation in 28 countries and 4 more are in the process of joining the programme. The overall goal of TAAT is to radically transform African agriculture into a competitive sector by deploying high-impact, proven agricultural technologies to raise agricultural productivity in Africa; mitigate risks and promote diversification and processing in 18 agricultural value chains within eight priority intervention areas, namely: Self-sufficiency in Rice Production, Cassava Intensification, Food and Nutrition Security in the Sahel, Transforming African Savannahs into Breadbaskets, Revitalizing Tree Plantations, Expanding Horticulture, Increasing Africa's Wheat Production, Achieving Self-sufficiency in Inland Fish Production. Within two years, TAAT has recorded successes in bringing the latest technologies to African farmers at scale - enabling them to increase yields and improve their livelihoods.

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