To end hunger in Africa by 2025


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Initiative to end hunger in Africa by 2025 launched

by Jackie Opara

“What TAAT will be doing is providing a bigger platform [and] technology with a market focus.” – Sidi Sanyang, AfricaRice

Speed read

  • The initiative targets priority areas such as cassava, rice and fish farming
  • It aims to impact the livelihoods of smallholders through existing technologies
  • Experts call for policies that could create enabling environments for farmers

A major initiative aimed at transforming the agricultural sector to aid food sufficiency in Africa has been launched.

The initiative known as Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is focusing on eight priority areas — self-sufficiency in rice, intensification of cassava, food security in the Sahel, transforming savannas as a breadbasket, restoring tree plantations, expanding horticulture, increasing wheat production and expanded fish farming.

It is being spearheaded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Institute…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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