AATF Receives US$ 1 Million Boost for Agricultural Technology in Africa
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted a support of US$1 million to the African Agricultural Technology Foundation for its organizational operations, resource mobilizations, monitoring and evaluation of various on-going projects towards the improvement of the livelihoods and productivity of smallholder Sub-Saharan Africa farmers through the use of innovative technologies.
"The support from Gates Foundation will help AATF become a stronger institution and enhance its capacity to achieve its mission of helping African farmers improve their livelihoods through better agricultural technologies," says Dr. Jacob Mignouna, the Acting AATF Executive Director.
The AATF partners with various country institutions from the government and private sector in projects to improve priority food crops in over ten African countries.
For more information see http://www.aatf-africa.org/
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)