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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.
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.

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.

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.

Millet and Sorghum Technology Toolkit Catalogue

This catalogue describes a suite of technologies related to the modernization of sorghum & millet 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.

Poultry Technology Toolkit Catalogue

This catalogue describes a suite of proven poultry technologies that advance increased productivity of animal enterprise in Africa. It was developed through a collaborative effort between the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program of the African Development Bank and its Small Livestock Compact coordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Catalogue de Mécanisation Agricoles à Petite Échelle

La mécanisation à petite échelle est la clé pour réduire la pénibilité du travail et augmenter la productivité des agriculteurs africains. Pendant trop longtemps, l’agriculture en Afrique a été considérée comme une voie vers la pauvreté plutôt que comme une activité agroalimentaire rentable.

Enabling Youths in Agribusiness

The Youth enabler compact is one of the 15 compacts which connects youth to the process of agricultural transformation necessary to secure economic prosperity through youth-led agribusinesses. The purpose of the youth enabler compact is to assist in the promotion of TAAT’s key agricultural technologies, operate technology and innovation centres for young people on specific commodity value chains, and to stimulate youth- led agribusiness start-up in support of TAAT’s nine priority commodity chain.

The case of Wheat Technology

Wheat is a major staple crop for many African countries and 60% of the consumption is imported leading to significant demand and supply gap although there is a great potential to produce the crop locally. Wheat Compact aims at achieving transformational impact and sustainable increases in productivity and production for enhanced food security, economic growth, and poverty alleviation and reduce unsustainable overdependence on imports in target countries.

The case of Water Management Technology

Irrigation is creating resilience among rural population, especially in fragile regions with low rainfall to increases profitability of agriculture. In addition, it is attractive to the youth farmers and service providers and creates high-end technical jobs. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) led Water Enabler Compact (TAAT- WEC) stands uniquely as a pillar for meeting water needs in crop production systems to boost crop productivity and income. It focuses mainly on irrigation and water management technologies that will help small-scale farmers increase sustainable agricultural production and income