Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) has convened a high-level partnership meeting to review its activities in 2018 and plan for the 2019 year.
The meeting which kicked off at the Benin Marina Hotel, in Cotonou, Benin Republic, will bring together ministerial level government representatives and experts from the government of Benin, African Development Bank (AfDB), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the other implementing agencies of the TAAT program, and Coordinators of TAAT Compacts.
The meeting is expected to assess and review 2018 work plan viz successes, challenges, roles and activities; discuss 2019 work plan and implementation guideline; explore emerging pathways for scaling up adoption of TAAT technologies, based on the concepts of technology toolkit; and create a common understanding by all actors in the TAAT program regarding expectations to produce results that are measurable and in line with program goals and building commitment to the implementation of a robust program-wide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system.
Key speakers at the event include: Hon. Gaston Cossi Dossouhoui, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, Republic of Benin; Dr. Ken Dashiell, Deputy Director General, IITA, Mr John Andrianarisata, AfDB Country Manager Dr. Jonas Chianu AfDB; Dr. Chrys Akem, TAAT Program Coordinator IITA.; Dr. Mpoko Bokanga, Head TAAT Clearinghouse among others.
The meeting ends on Thursday, March 7th.