L'African Agricultural Technology (AATF) et la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA) ont signé un Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), le lundi 23 Janvier 2012, lors d'un événement en présence de SE le Dr Ibrahim Miyaki, le Nouveau Partenariat pour le Développement de l'Afrique (NEPAD Agence) Chief Executive Officer à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie et SE Mme Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, commissaire de l'UA pour l'économie rurale et l'agriculture.
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 Ababa, Ethiopia, and HE Mrs Rhoda Tumusiime Peace, the AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture. The MoU is a culmination of various consultations between the two organisations on areas of mutual interest and collaboration.
The Ugandan Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye (right), visited AATF on Monday, 6 March, for discussions with management on the Foundation’s mandate. The delegation was briefed on AATF mission, vision and mandate by the AATF Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Elhadj Adam Moussa. The delegation was also given an overview of AATF projects by Dr Emanuel Okogbenin, the Technical Director. Accompanying the Minister were Dr. Peter Ndemere, Executive Secretary UNCST, Hon. Eng.
Left: A man holds a harvest of a GM maize variety at the Kari research station in Kiboko, Makueni County. National field trials for genetically modified maize (BT maize) have reignited interest in the bid by government and private companies to use science to produce more food. NATION MEDIA GROUP PHOTO
National field trials for genetically modified maize (BT maize) have reignited interest in the bid by government and private companies to use science to produce more food cheaply.
Dr Denis T. Kyetere, the Executive Director AATF, has said that Africa has untapped resources which if harnessed could unlock the great potential of African agriculture. Speaking at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London in September 2014, Dr Kyetere called on potential investors and partners to join hands with people in Africa and help unlock that potential.
Freshco Seeds in Kenya and Tanseed International Ltd in Tanzania were the proud recipients of seed treaters acquired through the Striga Control in Maize project to boost their production of StrigAway Imazapyr Resistant maize seed. The seed treaters which were installed and launched in September 2014 bring efficiency in coating the maize seed with the Imazapyr herbicide which controls Striga weed infestation in maize.