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25/10/2016 - Transforming Africa’s agriculture was the focus of the second day of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (KOAFEC) in Seoul.

Addressing Ministers of Finance from African countries, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina highlighted the importance of investing in rural infrastructure, as well as rapidly developing the agro-industrial sector. “Africa should not be a consumption centre. It must export processed cocoa, not cocoa beans; it must export specialized coffee, not coffee beans; and it must export finished textile products, not cotton lint,” he emphasized.

Categories: Kenya, Korea, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Partnerships, President's Corner

20/10/2016 - Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Akinwumi Adesina et le ministre sénégalais de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan, Amadou Ba , ont signé le 19 octobre à Abidjan, un accord de prêt d’un montant de 28,5 milliards FCFA destiné à appuyer la première phase du Programme d’appui aux réformes du développement local (PARDL-1).

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

14/10/2016 - This World Food Day, Sunday, October 16, 2016, will mark the 71st anniversary of the creation of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) whose primary objective is to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition.

Categories: Climate Change, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Nutrition, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, President's Corner

05/10/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$22.33 million concessional loan to the Republic of Malawi to finance the country’s Agricultural Infrastructure and Youth in Agribusiness Project.

Categories: Malawi, Youth, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure

28/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, completed a three-day official visit to Nigeria on Wednesday, reaffirming the Bank’s strong partnership with one of his biggest shareholders and clients, as the country struggles with the impact of an economic recession.

Categories: Nigeria, Partnerships, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Human Capital Development, Poverty Reduction, President's Corner

28/09/2016 - The African Development Bank’s Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry launched “Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016-2025” on September 19, 2016, at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Categories: Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth

26/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), stressed the need Monday for Nigeria to put in place the right incentives to boost private investment and revive growth. He also reassured authorities of the Bank’s unwavering support during these difficult times.

Categories: Nigeria, Employment, Youth, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, Human Capital Development, President's Corner

26/09/2016 - Leaders on Tuesday expressed the need for African countries to urgently embark on programs to create decent job opportunities for the youth on the continent. Speaking in New York in a high-level side event organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the leaders concurred that lack of decent employment opportunities for African youth was a recipe for disaster and that African governments needed to act quickly avert a crisis in the continent.

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

26/09/2016 - Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), started his first official visit in Nigeria on Monday with an interactive session with the Government’s economic team chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The session focused on how the Bank can help the country overcome it current recession.

Categories: Nigeria, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, President's Corner

20/09/2016 - The African Development Bank has reiterated its commitment to support women’s empowerment and creation of employment opportunities for the women and youth in the Sahel.

Categories: Burkina Faso, United States of America, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Employment, Youth, Gender, Partnerships, Education, Information & Communication Technology