IITA/AfDB to launch a bold plan to revolutionize African agriculture

Scientists, development specialists, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), and entrepreneurs from the private sector mainly from Africa will assemble in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria on 22-25 January, for the inauguration and planning workshop of the long-awaited African Development Bank (AFDB)-funded program called Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT).

The multi-year, multi-partner TAAT program was conceptualized based on “Africa Feeding Africa,” a core priority of AfDB and aligned with the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy (2013- 2022) for inclusive and green growth in the continent. The program, aimed to revitalize African agriculture, was conceived in a high-level conference on African agricultural transformation attended by leading experts in agriculture, research institutions, academia, financial institutions and civil society held in Dakar, Senegal, in 2015.

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