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05/12/2016 - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) kicked off in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday with a consensus on the need to scale up the continent’s agricultural transformation to spur industrialization and inclusive growth.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Education, Human Capital Development, The President


05/12/2016 - The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Atsuko Toda as Director for Agricultural Finance and Rural Development with effect from 1st December 2016.

Categories: Japan, Agriculture & Agro-industries, The President


29/11/2016 - The African Water Facility (AWF) approved a grant of about €2 million to support a multinational transboundary project to prepare a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin, serving the population of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. The main goal of this project is to promote sustainable socio-economic growth in the basin riparian countries through climate resilient water resources development in the framework of basin wide cooperation led by the Orange Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). The project will foster enhanced sustainable water resources management of the basin, increased investments based on better planning allowing more multipurpose projects to address the livelihood needs of the communities living in rural and urban areas.

Categories: Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, African Water Facility


29/11/2016 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) launched its Feed Africa Strategy in the West Africa sub-region during a workshop held on November 24, 2016 at the Dakar Terrou-Bi Hotel. The objective of that workshop was to sensitise and enhance the mobilization of all stakeholders for the implementation of the “Feed Africa: Strategy for the Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016 – 2025," approved by the Board of Directors of the AfDB in June 2016.

Categories: Senegal, Agriculture & Agro-industries


24/11/2016 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé sa Stratégie « Nourrir l’Afrique : la Transformation Agricole en Afrique 2016-2025 » dans un atelier organisé à Tunis. L'objectif de cet atelier régional était de sensibiliser toutes les parties prenantes de la région de l'Afrique du nord et d'obtenir leur soutien et adhésion aux orientations de la Stratégie pour « Nourrir l’Afrique ».

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries


23/11/2016 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé sa Stratégie « Nourrir l’Afrique - la Transformation Agricole en Afrique 2016-2025 » dans un atelier organisé à Tunis. L'objectif de cet atelier régional était de sensibiliser toutes les parties prenantes de la région de l'Afrique du nord et d'obtenir leur soutien et adhésion aux orientations de la Stratégie pour « Nourrir l’Afrique ».

Categories: Food Production, Agriculture & Agro-industries


16/11/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $10-million equity investment in the Technology and Innovation in Developing Economies (TIDE) Fund I to boost production and growth in Africa

Categories: Information & Communication Technology, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Energy & Power, Health


16/11/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors has approved a US $17 million (about MK 12.2 billion) Food Crisis Response Budget Support Programme grant for Malawi. The Programme will support Malawi Government’s Emergency Response Plan to mitigate the current food crisis through the purchase of maize for distribution to vulnerable households.

Categories: Malawi, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Food Production


11/11/2016 - The Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on November 8, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia, organized the Southern Africa Region implementation engagement workshop.

The objective of this regional workshop was to gain support from stakeholders in the Southern Africa Region by engaging participants on the Bank’s Feed Africa strategy.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries


11/11/2016 - The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, held meetings with Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba of Burkina Faso in Abidjan on Friday, where he promised to support the country's national development plan.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Human Capital Development