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26/08/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has outlined a roadmap towards the transformation of agriculture in Africa. The President laid emphasis on combating malnutrition in children, turning African farmlands into major suppliers of food for export and putting funds at the disposal of local banks to create a stable source of funding for farm investments.

Categories: Kenya, Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development, Employment, Poverty Reduction, Climate Change, Environment, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food Production, Partnerships, President's Corner


04/08/2016 - The African Development Bank has approved a USD 9 million equity investment (approximately 12% of the fund’s capitalisation) in the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) to provide expansion capital to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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


22/07/2016 - The day after his arrival in the Kingdom on his first official visit as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina attended many high level meetings with the Moroccan authorities in Rabat on Wednesday 20 July.

Categories: Morocco, Regional Integration, Energy & Power, Education, Health, Agriculture & Agro-industries, President's Corner


14/07/2016 - The African Development Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-industry Department (OSAN) in conjunction with the Ministry for the Promotion of Youth, Youth Employment, and Civic Engagement of Côte d’Ivoire held a workshop at the Bank in Abidjan on 8 July to reflect on the imperatives for the successful implementation of ENABLE Youth-Cote d’Ivoire (CI).

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships


30/06/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Morocco have signed a loan agreement amounting to US $134.65 million to improve social protection and inclusion in the Kingdom.

Categories: Morocco, Health, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Employment, Gender, Education, Poverty Reduction


  • From: 01/06/2016
  • To: 15/08/2016

Jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Economic Conference (AEC) 2016 will take place in Abuja, Nigeria, from December 5 to 7, 2016 under the following theme: “Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth”.

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


23/06/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €15.7-million senior loan through its private sector window to “Compagnie Agricole de Saint-Louis du Sénégal” (CASL) for a rice production project in Senegal River Valley. This project will contribute to three major priorities of the AfDB High 5s agenda: “Feed Africa”, “Industrialize Africa” and “Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa”.

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


23/06/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved an agricultural transformation strategy for a competitive and inclusive agribusiness sector that creates wealth, improves lives and secures the environment.

Categories: Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development, Youth


20/06/2016 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard discussed opportunities on the continent for private- and public-sector investment in the areas of energy, renewable energy and agro-industry.

Categories: Canada, Energy & Power, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Private Sector, Partnerships, President's Corner


10/06/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 approved four operations amounting to close to US $45 million in lines of credit to African financial institutions under its Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility (PSF). The four operations are credit risk participations in lines of credit of the African Development Bank to financial institutions in East, North, West and Southern Africa.

Categories: Private Sector, Infrastructure, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships