|Approval Date||28 Nov 2017|
|Signature Date||02 Feb 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Project (TAAT) is a dynamic framework that assists the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) of the Bank in their agricultural transformation agenda by raising productivity of crops and livestock through the deployment of proven agricultural technologies. The project aims to radically improve agriculture as a business across Africa by deploying agricultural productivity-increasing technologies within eight Priority Intervention Areas (PIAs): i) Self-sufficiency in Rice Production, ii) Cassava Intensification, iii) Food and Nutrition Security in the Sahel, iv) Transforming African Savannahs into Breadbaskets, v) Revitalizing Tree Plantations, vi) Expanding Horticulture, vii) Increasing Africa’s Wheat Production, and viii) Achieving Self-sufficiency in Inland Fish Production. The role of TAAT in particular is to improve outcomes at the beginning of this chain by increasing productivity, as well as resilience to weather and disease-related risks, providing a much more solid basis from which to build strong production systems and markets that make African agribusinesses successful. TAAT will work in concert with the other initiatives to foster the deployment of commercially viable technologies with improved access to input and output markets, and other enablers such as innovative finance and soft/hard infrastructure.
The development objective of TAAT is to rapidly expand access of smallholder farmers, majority women, to high yielding agricultural technologies to improve their food production, assure food security and raise rural incomes, and deliver regional public goods by scaling up agricultural technologies across similar agro-ecological zones. Overall TAAT has three main objectives: i) Creating an enabling environment for technology adoption by famers via policies for deployment and adoption of food production technologies that are regionally harmonized, food and nutrition conscious, and environmentally sustainable; ii) Facilitate effective delivery of technologies to farmers by working with existing Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure in a compact with RMCs, represented by NARES, private sector actors, and an independent technology Clearinghouse; iii) Raising agricultural production and productivity through the identification and deployment of appropriate technologies, including nutrient dense crop varieties, and vigorous crop outreach campaigns, extension, and market linkage campaigns, in RMCs.
Project beneficiaries include a variety of stakeholders: agripreneurs, farmer based organizations and cooperatives, commodity processors, private sector operators, registered SMEs, seeds producers, agro-input dealers, service providers, millers, aggregator and market operators, and young graduates.
African Development Fund
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
|Last Update||19 Jan 2021|
|Name||CHIANU Jonas Nwankwo|