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