TAAT Technology Toolkits and their Strategic Deployment
Deployment of Combined Technologies to Smallholder Farmers in Kenya
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
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.
Modernizing Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation: A call to action and partnerships
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.
Extension manual on quality low-cost fish feed formulation and production
The purpose of this manual is to distribute methods that will expose training officers, extension workers, feed millers and fish farmers to BMPs in quality fish feed production and facilitation techniques.
Extension manual on production of quality catfish seed
The purpose of this manual is to distribute methods that will expose extension workers to better practices in catfish fingerlings production and facilitation techniques. This will enable them spread these skills to catfish hatchery operators in their respective areas for increased production of quality fingerlings, which will further the development of overall catfish farming production.
Extension manual on monosex tilapia production and management
The purpose of this manual is to distribute methods that will expose extension workers to better practices in monosex tilapia production and facilitation techniques. This will enable them to spread these skills to other fish breeders in their respective areas, which will increase the production of high-quality fingerlings for fish farmers to buy.
Wheat Production Brochure – TAAT Wheat Compact in Nigeria
The project in its sustained efforts to create awareness, enhance collaboration and linkages through National Farmers Field Day, which is an annual event that brings Farmers, Researchers and Policy Makers together to interact in the field.
Irrigated Wheat Production Brochure – TAAT Wheat Compact in Ethiopia
Wheat is one of the most important cereal crops in terms of production and consumption in Ethiopia. Wheat contributes substantially to food security, poverty reduction, raw materials for industries and employment creation. Ethiopia is a traditional wheat grower and consumer.
Climate-Smart Agriculture Technologies
This catalogue describes a suite of farming solutions for drylands in the Sahel and Horn of Africa useful to climate change adaptation and mitigation. It is based upon the interventions of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Program (TAAT). This Program is led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) that has pioneered new approaches for the deployment of proven technologies to African farmers.