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AL-SUMAIT PRIZE FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (Photo: COURTESY)

AATF wins $1M for advancing agricultural technology in Africa

[Nairobi, Kenya; November 2023] The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) was announced as the joint winner of the $1 million Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for empowering smallholder farmers across 24 African countries to access agricultural technologies that can address challenges related to farm productivity and resilience to the impact of climate change. Founded in …

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Hybrid maize in Kenya

New drought tolerant and pests resistant maize variety gets Sh2.5bn funding

New maize hybrids branded as TELA maize have been enhanced through biotechnology to improve their drought tolerance and ability to resist attacks by insects. Photo courtesy. A new insect-resistant and drought-tolerant maize variety in Sub-Saharan Africa has received Sh2.5 billion ($24.6m) grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) …

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