Empowering African youth and women through agriculture: IITA Youth Agripreneurs’ contribution to a sustainable future

The challenge of unemployment in African countries is a high-priority issue, particularly for the youth, who make up a significant portion of the population. In response to this challenge, IITA–CGIAR established the IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) initiative, a youth-in-agribusiness model designed to combat widespread youth unemployment and foster self-employment in agriculture. In August 2012, the […]

Amplifying TAAT’s impact: Driving agricultural advancements through the Demand Strategy Stakeholder workshop in Abuja

In March, stakeholders from various sectors converged in Abuja, Nigeria, for the Demand Strategy Stakeholder workshop organized by the Policy Innovation Center (PIC). The workshop, a beacon of collaboration and innovation, aimed to explore avenues for leveraging technology to enhance farmers’ productivity, particularly focusing on youth and women’s inclusion in agribusiness activities. The discussions reflected[…..]

Transforming agriculture in Kenya: ENABLE TAAT at the Kilimo Biashara Expo 2024

During the 2024 Kilimo Biashara Expo, the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative made a significant impact by participating and showcasing technologies from the Beans, Maize, and Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) compacts. The Kilimo Biashara Expo is an annual event organized by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), aimed at promoting[…..]

Empowering Africa’s agricultural future: ENABLE TAAT Compact’s impact in Sierra Leone

In the heart of bustling African countries, TAAT has emerged as a beacon of hope for the continent’s youth. With a mission to empower and uplift through innovative technology in agriculture, TAAT, under the ENABLE TAAT Compact, is bridging the gap between traditional farming practices and modern techniques, paving way for a more sustainable and[…..]

Empowering Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Future: IITA’s Transformative Initiatives through the ENABLE TAAT Project

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has reinforced its commitment to fostering agricultural progress in Sierra Leone through a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Dr. Simeon Ehui, IITA’s Director-General, and CGIAR Director for Africa, and Hon Henry Musa Kpaka, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, signifies a[…..]

Empowering Malawi’s youth through agricultural innovation: The AIYAP II Collaboration

In implementing the Agricultural Infrastructure and Youth in Agribusiness Project (AIYAP II) in Malawi, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is collaborating with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ENABLE TAAT. The AIYAP project is on the mission to fight food insecurity and youth unemployment by improving irrigation. Recently, a team from the AfDB,[…..]

Fostering sustainable soybean seed production in Zambia

A group of young people who participated in the ENABLE TAAT Pass-It-On Seed Initiative in Zambia have produced a remarkable yield of 8.5 tonnes of improved soybean seeds. This initiative offers technical assistance and monitoring to the trainees, ensuring that the soybean seeds meet quality standards and thus improve their marketability. After receiving intensive training,[…..]

Smart Irrigation Revolutionizes Agriculture

In the heart of a resilient community, three young visionaries, Yvonne, Mostern, and Golden, embarked on a journey that reshaped not just their lives but also the agricultural landscape of their region. Fueled by determination and guided by the insights gained from the ENABLE-TAAT Project, they revolutionized their vegetable business, transitioning from traditional farming methods[…..]

ENABLE TAAT: Empowering Youth with Green Skills

In celebration of International Youth Day, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in collaboration with the African-Asia Youth Foundation Organisation (AAYFO), African Youth Transformation (AYT), and Ubungo Municipal, convened a pre-event on August 10th and 11th. With the theme “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, the event fostered dialogue among 201 participants[…..]

Ghosheni Group: A Youth Agribusiness Triumph with ENABLE TAAT

The Ghosheni Group in Tanzania have tapped into the soft scheme loan offered by the Municipal Authorities to expand their agribusiness enterprises. The loan, which is worth about $37,000, has enabled the Ghosheni Group to introduce modernized poultry system in Tanzania. The Ghosheni Group, a spin-off of the ENABLE-TAAT project in Tanzania, benefitted from the[…..]