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09/12/2016 - On Day 1 of the 11th African Economic Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Eric Maskin of Harvard University and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in economics made a short presentation on why globalization is accelerating inequality instead of reducing it. Maskin called for greater skills education and training, to provide people usually in rural agricultural areas with the means to enable them to find jobs in agro-industry.

Maskin spoke about income inequality in developing countries. “As you will see, this has quite a lot to do with agriculture,” he said.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Poverty Reduction, Employment


09/12/2016 - The African Development Bank is committed to a genuine and comprehensive transformation of Africa through sustainable economic development.

Through the implementation of the High 5s – Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa – a new continent with revived values and a new vision will emerge.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Gender


09/12/2016 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la BAD a approuvé 84,63 millions d’euros, pour financer le projet de renforcement des capacités pour l’employabilité des jeunes et l’amélioration de la protection sociale au Gabon.

Categories: Gabon, Employment, Youth


09/12/2016 - Is there a future for smallholder farmers in Africa?

Participants at the 2016 African Economic Conference think there is future for smallholder farmers on the continent. They think African countries can use build upon the Green Revolution in Asia and use the lessons learnt raise their productivity.

Categories: China, Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment


09/12/2016 - Implementation of existing policies and strategies by African countries are essential to develop Africa’s agro-allied industry, Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy and Analysis Team with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa, has said.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Gender, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Partnerships


09/12/2016 - Despite concerns over acceptance of African agricultural produce in the European Union (EU), a study on Tuesday revealed that the adoption of food safety regulations will promote inter-regional trade of agriculture commodities to the EU.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Regional Integration


08/12/2016 - "Environmental and Social Safeguards (E&S) are crucial for the success of develpment projects. They are paramount to ensure projects are environmentally and socially sustainable and that they are implemented with stakeholders' participation and timely public information disclosure:" The issue was discussed on 8 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya on the second day of the African Development Bank (AfDB)'s ongoing regional consultations workshop for East Africa Civil Society organizations (CSOs).

Categories: Kenya, Civil Society


08/12/2016 - In partnership with Libyan authorities and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition fund, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch "Tamayoz - Libya Leading the Way" Leadership programme. Tamayoz - meaning distinction and uniqueness in Arabic - has been designed to strengthen leadership at the decision-making levels of the public sector, private sector, and civil society in Libya. The programme will offer trainings to current and future Libyan leaders, emphasising core leadership skills to improve collaboration between decision makers.

Categories: Libya, Partnerships, Education


08/12/2016 - Since 2015 and to accelerate Africa’s transformation, the African Development Bank is committed to focus its efforts on five priority areas: Lighting Africa, Feeding Africa, Integrating Africa, Industrializing Africa and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. These new priorities perfectly meet the challenges facing North Africa to ensure a more inclusive development as highlighted by the social demands observed in several countries of the region since 2011.


07/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialization.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Partnerships