AATF in the Media

  Dr Dennis Kyetere explains why suitable technologies are critical for food sufficiency in Africa during an interview with the Daily Trust of Nigeria. What is your plan to promote access to technology through the Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF)?The Africa Agriculture Technology... Read more
By Jimoh Babatunde with agency reports Farmers in Africa are getting older and younger ones are not interested in filling the gap, leaving uncertain future as many farms are concentrated in the hands of older farmers. Many youths today are said to migrate from the rural areas because they do not... Read more
IStriga is a weed parasite that subsists on maize and other grain plants, causing huge farmer losses. None of the various coping mechanisms in use have proven to be foolproof. The Integrated Striga Management in Africa project has embarked on a strategy to coat maize seeds with a mixture of... Read more
26 February 2012 IStriga is a weed parasite that subsists on maize and other grain plants, causing huge farmer losses. None of the various coping mechanisms in use have proven to be foolproof. The Integrated Striga Management in Africa project has embarked on a strategy to coat maize seeds with a... Read more
10 February 2012 Inadequate rainfall has for years been blamed for poor maize harvests. But now experts are increasingly turning attention to a parasite they say is responsible for losses of close to Sh5.5 billion every year among farmers in Western and Nyanza provinces. A combination of poor... Read more
23 January 2012 Today, more than 300 million Africans depend on maize as their main food source providing carbohydrates, protein, iron, vitamin D and minerals. And it is also a crucial source of additional income to support farmers and their families as well. Yet the impacts of climate change are... Read more

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