The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Maize Compact project was launched at Cresta Golf View Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. The TAAT is an initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a bedrock of its Feed Africa Strategy (2016 – 2025), with support from multiple donors. Its overall objective is to harness high-impact proven agricultural technologies to raise agricultural productivity in Africa. Further, it aims to mitigate risks and promote diversification and post-harvest investment across selected agricultural Priority Intervention Areas (PIAs), namely, Maize, Rice, Wheat, Soybean, Pulses, Cassava, Dairy, Poultry and fish production. AATF is the Continental Implementation Lead for Maize Value Chain, also known as the TAAT Maize Compact.
TAAT Maize Compact
The TTAT Maize Compact aims to scale out and disseminate Water Efficient and other climate smart maize technologies across 12 countries, with a possibility of expansion to other countries. The technologies will be scaled out in collaboration with both the public and private sector, and notably, with significant participation of commercial seed companies. The 3 year phase will begin its activities in 12 countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Benin. AATF will work with CIMMYT, IITA, NARES and Seed companies to effectively implement activities.