Improved rice varieties for Africa

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Rice farmers across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) often face a range of biotic and abiotic stresses as well as differences in consumer preferences for rice. Many improved rice varieties have been released/adopted in SSA over the last decades. However, lots of farmers do not have access to new varieties that are better adapted to their growing environment and are likely to sell well.

Hybrid rice: A new opportunity for Africa

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Variety AR051H and this variety was named ISRIZ-9 in Senegal. This variety is aromatic and has a high yield potential (10 to 13 t/ha) and very good organoleptic qualities. AfricaRice currently has a wide range of hybrid lines that adapt to African conditions with short, medium and long cycles according to needs.

Technologie d’étuvage GEM

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La technologie d’étuvage GEM est adaptée aux écologies pluviales et irriguées, mais sa rentabilité est plus élevée en écologie irriguée, car il y a moins de taches brunes et noires sur le paddy.

GEM Parboiling Technology

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The GEM parboiling technology is suitable for both rainfed and irrigated ecologies but it’s profitability is higher in irrigated ecology due to reduced brown to black spots on paddy.

TAAT Technology Toolkits and their Strategic Deployment

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The African Development Bank recently launched Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa. This loan program is intended to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential and boost job creation with a view to diversifying African economies and to better meet the Strategic Development Goals related to poverty reduction and ending hunger and malnutrition. Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a flagship program within the Feed Africa Strategy aimed at modernizing African agriculture through the advancement of agricultural technology in a way that improves the business of agriculture across Africa, thus raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting sustainable enterprise diversification.

Deployment of Combined Technologies to Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

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The Clearinghouse has identified opportunities to better respond to the needs of smallholder farmers who always plant multiple crops in mixed cropping systems and integrate them with animal enterprises. Agrodealers serving them must also stock several technologies. However, the work program of TAAT has been designed around Compacts focusing on single value chains or single cross-cutting themes. As the Coordinators of the Maize, Bean, Sweet Potato, Small Livestock and Policy SupportCompacts, and the Technical Adviser of the Youth in Agribusiness Compact are all located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Clearinghouse encouraged the design of combined toolkits to respond to the needs of small-scale farming customers, and for youth groups to capitalize upon agribusiness opportunities from these technologies.

Bumper Harvests and Record Wheat Production Propelling Sudan Towards Wheat Self-sufficiency

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The TAAT wheat project has so far shown remarkable results. Not just in the increased yields, productions and areas and seed multiplications, but perhaps more importantly is clear evidence that with the right coordination and integration, stakeholders from a wide range of interested parties can not only work together towards a common goal, but are motivated to do so, with a proven benefit of a win-win for all.

Cassava Technology Toolkit Catalogue

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This catalogue describes a suite of technologies related to the modernization of cassava production in Africa. It is based upon the combined efforts of the Project Platform for Agricultural Solutions (ProPAS), an information internet site, and the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, a large collaborative program that is deploying agricultural solutions across the continent. Both of these activities are based upon the imperative to better connect proven technologies to those who need them but each undertakes this goal in a very different manner.

Modernizing Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation: A call to action and partnerships

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The challenge for Africa to feed itself and become a major food supplier for the world is compounded by climate change and the need to produce healthier, safer, and more nutritious food while producing less waste and fewer greenhouse gases. Yet after more than a decade of progress in reducing hunger in Africa, the number of undernourished is on the rise again. FAO recently reports that 256 million Africans go hungry every day; 93% are in sub-Saharan Africa. As the continent’s population is expected to reach 2 billion by 2050, and considering continued urbanization and climate change, Africa’s ability to feed itself is at great risk unless significant transformations occur across its economy and agricultural sector.

Maize Technology Toolkit Catalogue

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This catalogue describes a suite of technologies related to the modernization of maize production in Africa. It is based upon the combined efforts of the Project Platform for Agricultural Solutions (ProPAS), an information internet site, and the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, a large collaborative program that is deploying agricultural solutions across the continent.