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 and showcasing innovations, technologies, and practices in the agricultural sector.
The expo serves as a platform for farmers, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to assemble,
share knowledge, and explore opportunities for improving agricultural productivity and sustainability. It
typically features exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and networking opportunities focused on
various aspects of farming, including crop production, livestock farming, agribusiness, and agricultural
research. Through the Kilimo Biashara Expo, KALRO aims to support the growth and development of the
agricultural sector in Kenya by fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange among

TAAT was represented by the ENABLE TAAT Compact and the TAAT Clearinghouse, which
effectively engaged with farmers, researchers, and stakeholders, providing hands-on demonstrations of
the diverse array of TAAT technologies. A noteworthy aspect of TAAT’s presence was the inclusion of
private sector partners within the commodity compacts, particularly in the beans segment, where value
addition was emphasized. These partners presented innovative products such as flour, noodles, and
precooked beans derived from high-iron beans, demonstrating the potential for economic diversification
and enhanced nutritional value. Furthermore, the OFSP compact seized the opportunity to exhibit various
value-addition methods for OFSP tubers, showcasing this nutritious crop’s versatility and market

The TAAT stand emerged as one of the most engaging and dynamic exhibits at the expo, drawing in over
two thousand (2,000) farmers eager to learn and explore the transformative technologies and practices
showcased. This enthusiastic response underscores the importance and relevance of TAAT’s efforts to
drive agricultural innovation, sustainability, and prosperity within the Kenyan farming community.



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