The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more
Transformation of African Savannah Initiative (TASI) is one of eight Priority Intervention Area (PIAs) of the Feed Africa Strategy that seeks to end extreme poverty, hunger, malnutrition, food imports by the year 2025. TASI seeks to transform 16 million Ha out of Africa’s 400 million Ha of Savannah, twice the size of the Brazilian Cerrados, into a bread basket for the production of maize, soybean, and livestock. The initiative will orchestrate partnerships - an Innovation Platform, between RMCs, Technical Assistance Partners (TAPs), Private Sectors and Donors to design and establish an commercial hubs of maize-soybean-livestock production. These hubs will demonstrate high crop and livestock productivity that is environmentally – in the light of climate change, socially, and economically sustainable via introduction via adaption of best-bet technologies. TASI will be rolled out October 2017 with a pilot project in Ghana and set the stage to replicate the experience in seven other African countries, the first phase countries – namely: Guinea, Uganda, Kenya, DRC, CAR, Mozambique, and Zambia.
The primary purpose of the side event is to raise public awareness, especially amongst the donor community, of TASI, and to convene the first meeting of the heads of the institutions that make up the TASI innovation platform, namely: Ghana, WB, EMBRAPA, INTA, CAMPO, AAPRESID, and others. Another purpose of the event is to highlight the potential of TASI to mitigate the coming impact of climate change on African agriculture and leverage this advantage to raise social impact financing to support the roll-out of TASI.
One of the three pillars of TASI is building a new generation of African farmers. TASI is one of eight priority areas of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) of the Bank’s Feed Africa strategy. TASI also feeds into reducing malnutrition in Africa through its emphasis on livestock and making high protein food affordable and widely available. Investing in future African farmers (ENABLE Youth), TAAT, and Global Nutrition are programs of the Bank for which side events will be held at WFP 2017
The key objectives of this event are:
Outcomes of the side event include:
This is a public event and we estimate attendance of 80-100 people