Author Archives: Suleiman Okoth

Message from the Board Chair: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr. Ousmane Badiane October 01, 2017 The most effective way to reduce poverty is to raise the productivity of resources that poor people depend on for their livelihood. For most African countries, these resources are agricultural land and labour. … Continue reading

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Eliminating crude ethanol imports in Nigeria through enhanced cassava production

By Abdalla el-Kurebe October 27, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for ethanol is between 300 and 400 million litres. The country only meets up with three percent of total annual demand. … Continue reading

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Nigeria Prepares for Commercialisation of BT Cowpea, Cotton

By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja October 17, 2017 The National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC) has commenced sensitisation of Nigerian seed companies in preparation for the commercialisation of Genetically Modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea and cotton by 2018. A sensitisation workshop organised … Continue reading

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Message from the Executive Director: AATF Annual Report 2016

By Dr Denis Kyetere, October 01, 2017 AATF progressed in all its project goals during the 2016 financial year recording key firsts in some areas as we continue to focus on providing technology-based solutions to a broader farmer community based … Continue reading

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Kenya launches task force to facilitate commercialization of GM cotton

By Xinhua News October 11, 2017 NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — Kenya on Wednesday unveiled a national task force to oversee the commercialization of genetically modified cotton in the next five years. Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO® to address food insecurity in Africa

By Florida Maritim October 01, 2017 In the recent past, African farmers have suffered harsh climatic conditions that has wiped away their livestock and crops. According to research, three-quarters of the world’s severe drought occurs in Africa, affecting small scale … Continue reading

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AATF, CAMAP begin cassava revamp in Nigeria

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta September 17, 2017 Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local … Continue reading

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Victory over Striga weed under the yoke of army worms

By Nancy Juma, September 15, 2017 Despite an attack by the fall army worm on her Esikhokho Village farm in Luanda, Everlyne Odogba is still happy with the harvest this season.  It is her first harvest after planting StrigAway maize … Continue reading

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From petty trader to major supplier, thanks to SrigAway

By Nancy Juma September 03, 2017   Before she decided to switch to StrigAway, the yield from Eunice Anyango’s five-acre farm could barely feed her family, with any little surplus being sold in tiny 2-kg tins known as gorogoro in … Continue reading

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New varieties of rice to be introduced to farmers soon

By James Kariuki August 29, 2017 Kenya is looking at introducing 15 high-yielding, locally developed rice varieties that, once commercialised, could drastically reduce the country’s import requirements. The move could save the nation billions of shillings in foreign exchange. It … Continue reading

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