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20/11/2014 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) held high-level discussions in Abidjan on Thursday, November 20 with a view to addressing challenges faced by Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Environment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


14/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Kenya have signed on November 14, 2014, in Nairobi, a grant agreement to support the growth and formalization of 54 African seed companies in eleven countries.

Categories: Kenya, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Green Growth Initiative, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries


06/11/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on November 5, 2014 in Abidjan a US $148 million multi-sector senior Line of Credit (LoC) to Equity Bank Limited of Kenya (Equity Bank) for on-lending to key economic sectors in the country.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technology, Private Sector


01/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation.

Categories: Ethiopia, Information & Communication Technology, Education, Structural Transformation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Gender


17/10/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday, October 15 in Abidjan approved a US $40-million 10-year Line of Credit (LoC) for a pipeline of projects covering various economic sectors (agro/food, infrastructure, manufacturing, education sectors) in the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The projects aim to promote economic growth.

Categories: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Education, Food Production


17/10/2014 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) through its private sector window approved in June 2014 a €2.5 million line of credit (LoC) equivalent in local currency 1.640 billion CFA francs) to Fidelis Finance (Formerly ‘Burkina Bail Ltd.).

Categories: Burkina Faso, Employment, Private Sector, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance


16/10/2014 - The African Development Bank Group joined the international community in celebrating the World Food Day in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Thursday, October 16 on the theme, “Investing in Women and Youth is Key to Feeding Africa.”

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Gender, Food Production, Youth


16/10/2014 - In a move aimed at ending the frequent cycles of drought and famine in the Sahel region, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 approved loans and grants amounting to US $231 million to finance a Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS).

Categories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Togo, Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Gender, Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production


08/10/2014 - On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a €10-million equity investment in the African compartment of the Moringa Private Equity Fund.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


30/09/2014 - Investors representing over two trillion dollars of assets under management as of September 23, issued an Investor Statement on Green Bonds and Climate Bonds, committing to grow a global market in the financing of climate change solutions. At the same a group of 13 development banks, investors and issuers committed themselves to further developing the Green Bonds market.

Categories: United States of America, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Climate Change, Water Supply & Sanitation


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