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Researchers have raised the alarm over a weed they claim could reduce maize yields in the country by half and possibly affect the country's food supply. The weed known as Striga is said to spread fast and was recently seen in the rift valley, the country's bread basket, NTV's Ouko Okusah reports... Read more
Dr Denis T. Kyetere, the Executive Director AATF has said that public private partnerships (PPPs) are an important mechanism for facilitating access to appropriate technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa. Using the work AATF does as a case study of the critical role of PPPs in agricultural... Read more
AATF has renewed its collaboration agreements with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain Pour La Recherche et le Developpement Agricoles (CORAF) that will see its engagement with each of the organisations enhanced. The renewals followed... Read more
AATF and IITA have agreed to strengthen their collaboration to improve the livelihoods of farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both organisations are already working on various projects across Africa that include the control of aflatoxins in maize and peanuts, Striga control in maize and development of... Read more
Dr Denis Kyetere, the Executive Director AATF, has said that partnerships between public and private sector organisations bring synergy, joint ownership of the problem being addressed, and focus and leverage that are advantageous and critical in tackling problems in developing areas. Using the... Read more
Left: Mechanised land preparation Following the formation of the Cassava Mechanisation and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) partnership in Zambia between AATF and the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI), activity implementation started in the country in December 2012 with the planting of... Read more
The WEMA hybrid maize (CKH110078) is now available for sub-licensing. Please follow this link - http://wema.aatf-africa.org/stewardship/products-commercialisation-and-licensing-program - for details and application.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 May 2012 Download PDF IMPROVING RICE PRODUCTION IN AFRICA African Agricultural Technology Foundation signs license agreement with Japan Tobacco for use of transformation technology in rice project The African Agricultural Technology Foundation has signed a license agreement... Read more
The fight to control contamination of key staple foods in Africa by mycotoxins - poisonous chemicals secreted by naturally occurring fungi which attack crops in the field and during storage, making them unfit for human and livestock consumption at high levels of contamination - has been stepped up... Read more
The African Agricultural Technology (AATF) and the Commission of the African Union (AU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, 23 January 2012, at an event attended by HE Dr Ibrahim Miyaki, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency Chief Executive Officer in Addis... Read more
African Agricultural Technology Foundation signs license agreement with Japan Tobacco for use of transformation technology in rice project The African Agricultural Technology Foundation has signed a license agreement with Japan Tobacco for access to technologies that will help to address rice... Read more
Denis Kyetere, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, outlines his vision for the continent's farmers. At the start of this year, Denis Kyetere, a prominent Ugandan geneticist and plant breeder, assumed his new post as executive director of the African Agricultural... Read more

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