04/12/2013 - On Tuesday, December 3, the African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved US $55.27 million for the Food Security Consolidation through Development of Irrigation Farming Project (PRESA/DCI) in Mali. The project aims at enhancing sustainable increase in agricultural output and productivity through efficient management of irrigation infrastructure and development of value chains for growth-oriented crop sectors.
03/12/2013 - A loan agreement for the Artisanal Fisheries Support Project was signed on Monday, December 2 by Septime Martin, the African Development Bank’s Resident Representative in Angola, on behalf of the Bank and Job Graça, the Minister of Planning and Territorial Development, representing the Government of Angola.
02/12/2013 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Fédération Nationale des Coopératives de Vivriers de Côte d’Ivoire (FENACOVICI) ont procédé le 29 Novembre 2013, à Abidjan, à la signature du premier accord de don du Fonds pour l’Accélération du Développement agricole, en faveur d’une entreprise ivoirienne.
28/11/2013 - On November 27, 2013 the African Development Institute (EADI) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, concluded a three-day regional workshop on food security in Sudan, which ran from November 25-27. The objective of the workshop was to discuss, debate and share experiences on challenges and opportunities for enhancement of food security in the region.
19/11/2013 - Rice production per hectare has tripled for farmers in South East Liberia, with yields up to 3tons per hectare for now, as compared with the traditional long-duration low-yielding, less than 1 ton per hectare.
18/11/2013 - An innovative project aimed at reducing rural poverty and household food insecurity will be launched on November 19 in Monrovia. The Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) project is jointly financed by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). SAPEC project is managed and administered by the AfDB.
08/11/2013 - Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), completed on Thursday, November 7, in N’Djamena, Chad, the last leg of a tour that took him to four countries in the Sahel. In each of these countries – Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad – Kaberuka reiterated the AfDB’s commitment to help consolidate social and economic advancements despite new threats facing the region.
07/11/2013 - According to the United Nations, the current population size of 100 million in the Sahel region is expected to increase six-fold to 600 million by 2100. The high levels of population growth will increase the pressure on already limited public resources, the environment and the fragile economies of the region. Poverty and food security is expected to worsen with increasing population size putting countries in the region at risk of social and political instability.
07/11/2013 - C’est de la tribune de l’Assemblée nationale que le président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, s’est adressé le 6 novembre aux populations du Niger, et partant de tout le Sahel, pour leur réaffirmer la solidarité de la BAD à leurs efforts pour juguler les crises anciennes et nouvelles auxquelles la région fait face. Kaberuka était à Niamey, deuxième étape d’une mission conjointe dans la région du Sahel, en compagnie avec d’autres partenaires au développement.
06/11/2013 - "Agricultural value chain entails all the activities from the field to the fork, and encompasses the steps from primary production, processing, storage, transportation, and marketing/export to consumption of commodities."