Friday, August 12, 2005

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation homepage

"The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit foundation that is designed to facilitate public-private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate technologies to the resource-poor smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Its mission is food security and poverty reduction, and its structure and operations draw upon the best practices and resources of both the public and private sectors. In pursuing its mission, the AATF links the needs of resource-poor farmers with potential technological solutions; it acquires technologies from technology providers through royalty free licenses or agreements along with associated materials and know how for use on behalf of Africa's resource-poor farmers; it establishes partnerships with existing institutions to adapt agricultural technology to African circumstances; it ensures compliance with all laws associated with the use of these technologies; and it promotes the wide distribution of the technologies as appropriate. AATF is registered as a charity under the laws of England and Wales. It was incorporated in the United Kingdom in January 2003 and registered in Kenya, its host country, in April 2003.

"The AATF facilitates partnerships and networks that link food security, poverty reduction, market development and economic growth in ways that will change the conventional approaches employed by African producers engaged in agri-business, to make these activities sustainable over time."

This is a great idea!

1 comment:

hpaul.richter said...

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Who would I talk to about using this product. We have 25 years of studies (mostly in South Africa).

H Paul Richter
Englewood, CO