“We intend to see TAAT produce more success stories as we give it a central role in the Bank’s $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility. . This facility is the Bank’s bold response to help African nations produce more food to mitigate the impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine on global food systems, rising prices on the continent and global change. change,” said Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry at the African Development Bank. Recently, the bank approved $30 million in new financing for the TAAT program, which overall aims to increase Africa’s food production by 100 million tonnes and lift 40 million people out of poverty by 2025. .
African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation Initiative Wins National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award.
The National Association of Black Journalists hailed the Bank’s excellence in media relations and online marketing for the landmark initiative, also known as TAAT. The online marketing campaign highlighted the impact of the TAAT program, which provides climate-friendly agricultural technologies to millions of African farmers, helping African countries produce more food. The awards were announced Saturday at a gala held as part of the joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Bank’s digital campaign showcases some of the millions of African farmers who benefit from certified seed varieties of wheat, maize and other varieties adapted to climate change, fertilizers and technical support, financed by the TAAT program since its launch in 2018.
Technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa
Learn about TAAT’s operations in Sudan and Ethiopia, where government-led collaboration with the Bank and its partners has boosted wheat production to record levels. In Ethiopia, TAAT helped seed companies produce and distribute enough certified, heat-tolerant wheat varieties and helped farmers expand production to more areas last season. This allowed Ethiopia to grow enough to do without wheat imports for the first time in its modern history. With the country adopting TAAT, Ethiopia is expected to export wheat in 2023.