Country  Kenya 
   
Beneficiaries              Brings technological developments within smallholder farmers' reach 
   
Project Description  The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a Kenyan-based not-for-profit organization which fosters public-private partnerships in order to readily provide and deliver appropriate technologies to improve agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. AATF provides free agricultural technologies, inputs and materials to smallholder farmers as well as the necessary training to help them to increase their farm production and income. For example, AATF embarked on a project to modernize cassava production by purchasing cassava machines and delivering them to smallholder farmers with the sole aim of enhancing productivity. http://aatf-africa.org/  
   
Scope of Legal Assistance  Sidley has advised AATF on a project to modernize cassava production by reviewing a hire-purchase agreement, reviewing a joint venture agreement and advising on intellectual property issues. 
   
Team of Lawyers  Sofya Abrams, Christopher Allen, Ajo Badejo, Kristopher Clemmons, Joshua T. Hofheimer, Kelly L.C. Kriebs, Laure-Helene Laissue, Catherine Liliana Laughlin, Lyndsey Laverack, Aerin Miller, Josefine Sommer, Lori Trujillo