The first batch of biotech potatoes harvest at the centre in Kuru in 2022

A tweak to help potatoes withstand late blight disease

Serah Kwapo has had a nightmare for the 30 years she has been growing potatoes—that an infestation of late blight disease could wipe out...
Dr Kanangire presenting AATF's new strategy to Dr Rufus recently in Abuja. Photo Source - AATF

AATF Opened my Horizon to be a Top Biosafety Expert

Former Director General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has said that his position as Nigeria’s chief biosafety regulator was...
Dr Canisius Kanangire presenting AATF 2023-2027 Strategy document to Dr Omar Alieu Touray, President, ECOWAS Commission Photo Source - AATF

AATF partners ECOWAS to improve agricultural productivity

Low agricultural productivity, food and nutritional insecurity and availing smallholder farmers access to life-changing technologies are issues that AATF and ECOWAS have agreed to...
Dr Canisius Kanangire, ED AATF presenting the recently launched AATF strategy to Dr Asagbra, DG-CEO NBMA Photo Source - AATF

Biosafety: Nigeria will resist any action capable of derailing ongoing progress

Dr Agnes Asagbra, Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has said that the Agency will resist any attempt to derail Nigeria’s...

AATF restates commitment to improvement of farmers livelihood

Nigeria is now a reference point in areas of biotechnology products in Africa and we must continue to scale up production of this technology to make it available to farmers.

AATF moves to sustain gains of PBR Cowpea

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has concluded arrangements to sustain the gain of Nigeria’s first genetically modified crop variety, the Pod Borer Resistant cowpea with a second gene.

UNDP’s Climate Smart Agriculture project spurs food production and resilience to climate shocks

Humanity is waging war on nature. Nature always strikes back – and it is already doing so with growing force and anger. This is evident...

40,000 young Nigerians to benefit from Young Africa Works – IITA project

In May this year, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to start the Young Africa Works-IITA Project, an...

African countries advised against overregulating New Plant Breeding Techniques

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director, Programme Development and Commercialization at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has called on African leaders to resist the temptation...

Q&A: How to make agriculture a viable business

by Baraka Rateng’ The African Development Bank aims to boost agricultural productivity by helping scale up proven technologies. Its flagship programme, Technologies for...

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