n Food Manufacturing Africa - Working for Africa : editor's comment

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2309-5334



Research and development partners will meet at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria in September to discuss a new initiative, Africa Feeding Africa. Also known as the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme, the event will look at strategies for transforming agriculture on the continent. The goal of the initiative is to eliminate extreme poverty, end hunger and malnutrition, achieve food sufficiency and turn Africa into a net food exporter. It will also aim to place Africa in line with global commodity and agricultural value chains. To facilitate these developments, the African Development Bank and its partners have identified eight priority agricultural value chains relating to rice sufficiency, cassava intensification, food security, savannas as breadbaskets, restoring tree plantations, expanding horticulture and fish farming, and increasing wheat production.

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