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23/07/2014 - The African Development Bank’s New Rice for Africa (NERICA) project received Development Impact Honors on Wednesday, July 23 from the US Treasury Department in an awards ceremony in Washington, DC.

Categories: United States of America, Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


  • From: 14/10/2014
  • To: 17/10/2014
  • Location: Rabat, Morocco

The African Development Bank and its partners will organise the second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa. The forum will convene at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco from 14-17 October 2014.

Categories: Morocco, Information & Communication Technology, Human Capital Development, Health, Gender, Private Sector, Education, Civil Society, Employment, Climate Change, Partnerships, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Food Production, Water Supply & Sanitation


30/06/2014 - The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on June 27th the creation and management of a pilot Africa Climate Technology Finance Center and Network (ACTFCN) for a three-year period to support the deployment and scaling-up of both climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Categories: Climate Change, Energy & Power, Environment, Private Sector, Information & Communication Technology, Water Supply & Sanitation, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa


30/06/2014 - The African Development Bank (AfDB), a leading multilateral development bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, and Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, have finalized the terms of secondary distribution of AfDB’s food security bonds to Japanese retail investors. The bonds are denominated in Brazilian Real and have a three-year tenor.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Poverty Reduction


19/06/2014 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 13 juin 2014 à Tunis, un projet de bitumage de l’axe Kyabe-Kingako au Tchad. Le montant du financement de cette importante infrastructure est de 80 millions 300 mille unité de compte (UC), soit environ 123 millions 700 mille dollars.

Categories: Chad, Infrastructure, Transport, Agriculture & Agro-industries


17/06/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on 13 June 2014 a loan of USD 300 million to Dangote Industries Limited for the construction and operation of a greenfield crude oil refinery and a greenfield fertilizer manufacturing plant.

Categories: Nigeria, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Energy & Power, Private Sector


29/05/2014 - The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) has awarded two grants worth almost US$650,000 to high value agriculture infrastructure projects in Tanzania. Tanga Fresh UHT Milk Factory and Kijani Agro Integrated Horticulture projects have been selected for their strong impact on local communities in Tanzania. They will be receiving funding to finance their market analyses, produce site surveys and other costs.

Categories: Tanzania, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Food Production, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund


29/05/2014 - The AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) has awarded two grants worth almost US$1.5 million to high value agriculture infrastructure projects in Mozambique. EcoFarm Sugar Cane Production and Odebrecht Integrated Poultry Production projects have been selected for their strong impact on local communities in Mozambique. They will be receiving funding to finance their market analyses, site surveys and other preparation costs.

Categories: Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund, Food Production


29/05/2014 - The AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) has awarded four new grants amounting to almost US$2,000,000 to high value agriculture infrastructure projects in Mozambique and Tanzania. EcoFarm sugar cane production and Odebrecht Integrated Poultry Project have been selected in Mozambique, while Tanga Fresh UHT milk production and Kijani Agro high quality fresh fruits and vegetables in Tanzania will receive funding.

Categories: Tanzania, Mozambique, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund


19/05/2014 - Kicking off the first day of the Annual Meetings was “Tracking Africa’s Progress” on the challenges of establishing targets and making policies with insufficient or poor data. Over the years, many African countries have significantly scaled up their data collection efforts, but challenges remain with regard to the timely dissemination of the data to users.

Categories: Rwanda, Education, Health, Gender, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Environment, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector, Water Supply & Sanitation, Transport, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, Regional Integration


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