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27/11/2015 - For two full days the African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) brought together 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 30 countries in Africa to discuss ways to foster inclusive and sustainable development through public participation in natural resources policy formulation.

Categories: South Africa, African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Gender, Civil Society

26/11/2015 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), launched, on Monday, November 22, the Sudan component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program for the Horn of Africa (DRSLP-II).

Categories: Sudan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Fragile States Facility, Education, Partnerships

23/11/2015 - In its bid to bolster Africa’s ability to feed itself, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is targeting rural communities with interventions to improve yields, incomes and nutrition practices.

Categories: Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Water Supply & Sanitation, Employment, Youth, Gender, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development

18/11/2015 - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina arrived on Tuesday, November 17 in Accra, Ghana, where he will share on November 18 the AfDB’s perspective on agriculture and nutrition at a “High-Level Roundtable on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition”.

Categories: Ghana, Partnerships, Economic & Financial Governance, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries

28/10/2015 - The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) commissioned a report, “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains”. The study, which was launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in August 2015, identifies opportunities for women in four subsectors including cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

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

26/10/2015 - On Thursday, October 22, at the "Feeding Africa” conference in Dakar, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and KfW in its role as Germany's development bank, announced a broad collaboration that aims to advance the agricultural transformation agenda across the African continent. The collaboration seeks to develop solutions that drive inclusive growth in Africa by expanding access to financial services in the agricultural sector.

Categories: Senegal, Germany, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, President's Corner

24/10/2015 - Delegates attending talks on transforming African agriculture rose from three days of talks, from October 21-23, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, excited about new commitments to grow agri-business.

Categories: Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Partnerships, Private Sector, Employment, President's Corner

24/10/2015 - The adoption of an action plan and wide-ranging partnerships to transform African agriculture into viable agri-business were the main outcomes of the three-day high-level conference on Africa’s agricultural transformation, which ended in Dakar, Senegal, on Friday.

Categories: Senegal, Private Sector, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, Gender, Health, Youth, Employment, President's Corner

23/10/2015 - African countries could borrow money internationally to invest in commercial agriculture to spread the range of manufactured products available within their economies and lead to an agricultural transformation, Ministers of Finance at the Feeding Africa Conference in Dakar affirmed Friday.

Categories: Zambia, Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner

22/10/2015 - Farmers are effectively using mobile telephone technologies to eliminate middlemen distorting the market prices of farm produce and access better seeds, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the African agricultural transformation conference, which entered its second day on Thursday in Senegal.

Categories: Nigeria, Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships, Gender, Employment, President's Corner

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