Digital Library

Millet and Sorghum Technology Toolkit Catalogue

Agricultural innovation scaling approaches tend to be empirical but do not sufficiently take into account the complex realities of ‘softer elements’ such as people, supply chains, markets, financing mechanisms, policies and regulations, professional knowledge, power relations, incentives and history. As a consequence, scaling initiatives often do not produce the desired impacts and, in some instances, may even produce undesirable impacts.

Taxonomy:  Catalogues, Deployment of Appropriate Technology, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi

Small-scale Farm Mechanization Catalogue

Small-scale mechanization is the key to reducing drudgery and increasing productivity among African farmers. For too long farming in Africa is regarded as a path to poverty rather than a profitable agribusiness. This is due in large part for dependency upon tedious hand labor, poor returns to effort and lack of investment into farming systems.

Taxonomy:  Catalogues, Deployment of Appropriate Technology, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi

Catalogue des Technologies de Transformation de Manioc

Le but de ce catalogue technologique est de faire la promotion de la farine de manioc comme substitut du blé en Afrique. Si l’Afrique dispose d’un potentiel pour augmenter sa production de blé, celui-ci semble faible par rapport à la demande massive de blé importé. Par exemple, l’Afrique a importé 11 milliards de dollars américains de blé provenant de huit pays d’Europe et d’Amérique du Nord en 2020, ce qui représente une dépense massive de réserves étrangères qui pourraient être mieux orientées vers des objectifs de développement à plus long terme.

Taxonomy:  Catalogues, Deployment of Appropriate Technology, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi

Catalogue de la Boîte à Outils des Technologies Technologies de l’Aquaculture

Ce catalogue décrit une série de technologies liées à la modernisation de l’aquaculture en Afrique. Il est le fruit d’une collaboration entre le programme Technologies pour la Transformation Agricole en Afrique (TAAT) de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD), qui vise à accroître l’utilisation par les parties prenantes de technologies agricoles avérées, et ses partenaires de projet de l’Aquaculture Compact.

Taxonomy:  Catalogues, Deployment of Appropriate Technology, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi

Cassava Processing Technology Toolkit Catalogue

The purpose of this technology catalogue is to advance high quality cassava flour (HQCF) as a substitute for wheat in Africa. While Africa has potential to increase its wheat production, it appears to be small in proportion to the massive demand for imported wheat. For example, Africa imported US $11 billion from eight European and North American countries in 2020, a massive expenditure of foreign reserves that could be better directed toward longer-term development goals.

Taxonomy:  Catalogues, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi