TAAT: the African Development Bank’s response to reduced food imports in Africa

African Development Bank
Publication Date:
9 June 2020
Africa, Agribusiness, Food and Agriculture, ICT and Telecom, Investment, Science and Biotechnology

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.

Follow AllAfrica

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.